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This is a well-constructed drawstring bag with #9.5 canvas for the lining. The featured fabric is [Tanpopo] from the “Homemade Utopia” series. The textile is inspired by the image of a gentle world full of handmade products, and the natural colors create a comfortable feeling.
It works well as an accent when coordinated with simple outfits.
Design & Work:Mioko Sugino
Fabric shown for this sample:
（Panel Outer Fabric）EWX-3901-1A
□ Fabric (Panel Outer Fabric): 65cm×30cm
(Panel Lining Fabric, Bottom (#9.5 Canvas)): 95cm×35cm
□ Bag Tape: 3cm wide x 1m
□ Waxed Cord/String: 0.3cm diameter x 125cm
27cm (l) 25cm (w) 11cm (d)
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
While the larger pattern is impactful, natural color tones make it pleasant to look at. With many colors in use in design, it makes it easy to coordinate with a wide range of color options.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?I wanted to show the colors and patterns clearly. For that I used #9.5 canvas on the bottom and inside to give it a solid shape in order for the pattern to be shown clearly as a surface.
While the drawstring is for the bag’s closure, it can also help cerate the silhouette you want.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Cut a clear slit on the bottom edge of the panel and sew it together, tightly following the curve of the bottom. Check the shoulder straps carefully to make sure they are straight up, and sew a square at the top only.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The color and pattern of the bag will be a nice accent when paired with a solid color dress or other simple wardrobe. The use of the canvas gives this bag a nice structure, so you can also simply enjoy the square shape of the bag without using the drawstring.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!