Bag with Tucked Pockets – Free Sewing Tutorial

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This is a round-bottomed bag surrounded with pockets. The fabric used for this bag is a floral pattern from the “KNAP” series. The cotton linen canvas is easy to sew and suitable for bag making.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: YGA-69030-1B


Materials:

  • Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
  • D Ring, Swivel Hook: One piece each (1.5cm inner diameter)

Size: 20cm (l) Bottom Diameter 15cm

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The floral border with a slightly retro Scandinavian touch is lovely. The subdued color against the background in a natural tone creates a mature feel, making it easy to use for projects.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
Looking at the pattern, I wanted a round shape. After much thought, I decided on a round bottom design, with tucked pockets all the way around, giving it a circular and three-dimensional look.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For pockets, after finish sewing the vertical lines for partitions, fold and sew the bottom as marked, and it naturally creates a puffiness. The process may look tedious but it is surprisingly easy! Make sure to cut a slit in the bottom of the body and the bottom fabric, and then sew slowly. Match the curves as you slightly open the slit so that the edges of the bottom and body are aligned as you sew to create a clean finish.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
I think it would be cute as an accent to match it with a solid color piece of clothing. It has plenty of pockets, so it would also work as a compact organizer for small items in your home.

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

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Gaucho Pants – Free Sewing Tutorial

These gaucho pants have a loose-fitting silhouette. The fabric used for these pants is from the “NUNO TO MONO” series. It is a slightly lightweight, soft, brushed Viyella fabric with warm feel. It is very soft to the touch, making it suitable for pants, but also dresses, shirts, skirts, and other clothing.

Design & Work:加藤容子


Fabric shown for this sample: YKA-660-1A


Materials:

  • Fabric: 110cm wide x 1.9m
  • Elastic Tape: 3cm wide – Size S: 61cm, Size M: 64cm, Size L: 69cm, Size LL: 73cm

Size:Length about 88cm

We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): This time we selected a Viyella fabric. Please tell us about the ease of cutting and tailoring when using this material.
When I hear the words “brushed fabric,” I get an impression that it is difficult to handle, but this fabric has only a slightly fluffy raised surface, so it can be treated in the same way as regular cotton fabric. When sewing with a machine, there is no need to change the presser, and you can use a regular #11 needle and #60 machine sewing thread. However, if you iron the fabric with some pressure, the surface may become shiny, so please do not press it more than necessary.

KF: What are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when creating the pattern and cutting?
When drafting the pattern, first draw a square (84 cm (l) x 82 cm (w)), and then start with the lines from wherever you can draw. You don’t have to worry about the order. After all straight lines are drawn, trace the front and back rise of the PDF instructions to match the respective positions. Since there are many straight lines in the pattern, it should be easy to cut. These particular gaucho pants has the inseam line that is parallel to the fabric line (↕ in the drawing), so place the pattern so that the front and back rise lines are parallel to the edge of the fabric.

KF: How do you feel about the comfort and texture of this fabric when made into clothes?
It has a brushed texture, but the fabric itself is thin and soft. It doesn’t have a heaviness, but rather a delicate and fluffy feel to it. It is thin, so if you are concerned about seeing the underside through, it is best to choose a darker color. When washing, put the garment in a net and use the gentle setting, spinning only a little. When drying, be sure to straighten the stitches and seams.

KF: What is the appeal of gaucho pants?
Gaucho pants have the volume of a skirt, but also the ease of walking in pants. The loose-fitting design helps create a stylish look without accentuating body lines.

KF: What are some of the design features and creative accents?
The inseam line and hem line are designed to be perpendicular to each other, so the length can be easily adjusted by simply shifting the hem line parallel to each other. This way you can make them a little shorter like culottes, or longer like wide pants, so that even beginners can easily arrange them.

KF: Do you have any coordinating advice?
Try a fitted top to accentuate the fluffy feel of gaucho pants, or a loose-fitting sweatshirt or knit for a more casual look. A brushed material may cause static when layered with tights or leggings. If this is a concern, wearing a smooth pant liner underneath can help.

KF: Thank you very much, Yoko!

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One-Shoulder Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

This is a casual one-shoulder bag. The fabric used for this piece is “patch” by “echino,” a design that looks like a combination of various shapes. Inorganic motifs mainly in cool colors make this fabric versatile for use by any gender. This firm cotton linen canvas fabric with tension can be widely used for bags, aprons, throw pillowcases, and small miscellaneous accessories.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:EKX-98060-61C


Materials:

  • Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 125cm
  • Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 80cm
  • 50cm Zipper: one piece

Size:22cm (l) 38cm (w) 22cm (gusset)

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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

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KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.

Lesson Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

A must-have item for a new school year is a lesson bag. This bag’s design features a combination of patterns and solids. The fabric used for this piece is a train pattern from the “School Boys” series. With randomly placed motifs, you can choose any portion of the fabric without worrying about the pattern’s orientation. It is 100% cotton oxford, a perfect fabric to handle for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YKA-19010-1A


Materials:

  • Outer Fabric A: about 110cm wide x 50cm
  • Outer Fabric B: about 110cm wide x 20cm
  • Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 50cm
  • Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 50cm
  • Tape: about 25mm wide x 100cm
  • D ring: about 25mm wide x one piece

Size:about 33cm (l) about 42cm (w) about 9cm (gusset) (Excludes handle and loop)
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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

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KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.

Drawstring Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

The featured drawstring bag has a cute round shape. The fabric used for this bag is from the “Sashiko Moyo” series, which is lined with small motifs that look like Sashiko embroidery. It is a perfect fabric for making pouches, drawstring bags, and other small items. With a combination of 80% cotton and 20% linen, even beginners can sew this canvas fabric without difficulty.

Design: Mioko Sugino
Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric, Handle, String) YKA-19050-1B


Materials:

  • Fabric (Outer Fabric, Handle, String): 110cm wide x 80cm
  • Fabric (Lining Fabric): 30cm x 60cm
  • Fabric Tag: One piece

Size: 25cm (l) 28cm (w-at opening) 20cm (gusset)
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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

Visit our site for the official wholesale distributor of KOKKA fabrics in North America (United States of America and Canada.)

KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.