Crossbody Bag with Fur – Sewing Instructions

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A crossbody bag, which is often thought as a casual fashion item, is now turned into a feminine accessory with the addition of a cozy fur embellishment. From the Reminiscence series, frame, a 100% cotton sheeting with inkjet print is featured.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric・Pocket) EKXA-1100-4A


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric・Pocket): 60cm×45cm
(Lining Fabric): 27cm×45cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 27cmx45cm
□ Cottom Tape: 3cm wide x 10cm
□ Fur Tape: 2.5cm wide x 25cm
□ Paracord: 1.3m (0.4cm diameter)
□ Magnetic Snap (Hook Type): One pair (1.5cm diameter)
□ Button: Three pieces (0.3cm~0.5cm diameter)
□ Small Round Bead: Two pieces
□ #25 Embroidery Thread


Size: 19cm (l) 20cm (w-bottom) 25cm (w-top) 5cm (d)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I had fun choosing which square and round stylish antique frames to incorporate when cutting the fabric. The unique design allows you to be creative within the frame, so I featured embroidery and buttons.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Minimum essentials for going out, like a cell phone, wallet and reusable bag can be taken in and out easily with a magnetic button closure. The fur creates a feminine feel to a typically casual looking bag♪

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Loops made with thicker cotton tape make it secure in terms of holding the knotted Paracord. Where the tape is applied, it creates an extra layer. Please sew slowly to avoid the needle breaking. In lieu of the cotton material, you may use a leather tape. No rules for the width of the fur tape. Please choose the width you like♪

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The crossbody bag is really convenient for a quick shopping trip on a bike or for a walk around the neighborhood. It’s a bag for young and old. Enjoy making it in your own way by using different fabrics and cords!

KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Boat-Shaped Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

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A Hawaiian fabric featuring breadfruit motifs is from the KATSUNO series. This series is designed by a craft artist/actor Yosuke Katsuno. Thinking of the color that will suit the upcoming season, a chic black is selected for the project. The folded nap lining fabric becomes a design accent. A wider boat shaped tote allows you to carry long items, an attractive element. This purse will become handy for bringing a bottle to home parties as it can fit a bottle of wine perfectly.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) KATSUNO EKX-200-2C


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×50cm
(Lining Fabric(Leather-Like Felt)): 100cm×50cm
□ Handle: 1 pair (Total length:48cm)
□ Rivet: 16 pairs (1cm diameter)


Size: 18cm(l) 48cm(w) 12cm (d-maximum)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
What a classy Hawaiian pattern! That was my impression. Thinking of a piece that is useful in autumn and winter, I combined the piece with a nap fabric.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A folded nap lining fabric becomes an accent. Additionally, gold rivets add a more upscale look.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Adding a 0.5cm~0.7cm slit on the seam will help to sew the corner easily.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The fabric’s chic design will go perfectly well with autumn and winter wardrobes. It will look great with a mature ensemble.

KF: Thank you very much, Yui! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Tote Bag with Side Pockets -Sewing Instructions

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This large tote bag with ample room comes with outer side pockets, allowing for more inside space. An eye-opening bright orange circle design is inspired by a Japanese round bread called Anpan. From a popular MUDDY WORKS series, this fabric is a 100% cotton lightweight canvas, featuring the newest color in the series.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric・Pocket) MUDDY WORKS JGH-114-1H


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric・Pocket): 70cm×110cm
(Lining Fabric): 55cm×110cm
(Tag Fabric): 7cm×4.5cm
□ Twill Tape: 2cm wide x 28cm
□ Magnetic Hook (Sew on type): One pair (1.4cm diameter)


Size: 24cm(l) 36cm(w) 10cm(d)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF):What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
This series of fabric has always been my favorite. The introduction of new colors is quite exciting! Just looking at this beautiful orange Anpan bread design makes you happy. I came up with a bag because I wanted to make use of this impressive Anpan design.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The inside design is simple without a pocket so that you can put many items in this large bag. Instead, the pockets with a tuck is added on the side exterior. It is big enough to hold a drink bottle.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The highlight of this bag making is the handle sewing. Where it’s curved, make sure to cut a slit on the seam. Fold along the finish line with a focus on creating a clean curve.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
A brilliantly lively orange will go so well with a simple outfit. It will be fun to create a mask case or a sanitizing spray case in the same fabric.

KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

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Tear Drop Shaped One-Shoulder Body Bag – Sewing Instructions


The body bag is convenient to carry a wallet and smart phone, essential items to accompany when going out. It fits nicely to your body and frees up your hands, an attractive element of this bag. The featured fabric is from the city pop girl series. The fun and pop graphic is like a crayon scratch drawing and the colorful tones appear over the black background. 100% cotton sheeting.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:city pop girl YPA-19510-1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide × 50cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide × 50cm
□ Fusible interfacing (medium weight): 90cm wide x 50cm
□ Zipper: 30cm x 1
□ Flat tape: 25mm wide × 50cm
□ Rectangle buckle: 25mm wide x 1
□ Slide adjuster: 25mm wide x 1


Size: about 28cm (l) about 20cm (w) about 10cm (d)
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Flap Backpack – Sewing Instructions

This mini backpack with a flap comes in a unicorn and rainbow filled pop fabric from the Putite ecole series. The vivid colored hand tape adds a cute accent.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YK-79000-2B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Quilt Batting: about 90cm wide x 40cm
□ Velcro: 2.5cm wide x 4cm
□ Handle Tape: 2.5cm wide x 150cm
□ Rectangle Ring: 2.5cm wide x 2 pieces
□ Slide Adjuster: 2.5cm wide x 2 pieces
□ Elastic cord: about 1cm wide x 16cm


Size:about 20cm (l) about 18cm (w) about 10cm (d) (Excludes handles)
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