Tote Bag with Crossed Handles at the Bottom – Sewing Instructions

The round shape gives this tote bag extra cuteness. The charm of this bag are the handles that wrap around the bottom. The black solid handles bring an edge to adorable small patterns. The featured fabric is from the Hito+Mono+Parts series. Little motifs like eyes and glasses make this cotton 100% sheeting textile perfect for making pouches and small items.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:LG-36010-1A

□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm widex50cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 100cm widex70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm widex70cm

Size: about 23cm (l) about 38cm (w) about 24cm (d)
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Square Bag in Marine Motif Fabric – Sewing Instructions

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This square bag in a yacht motif fabric from the border of view is perfect for summer. The combination of 80% cotton and 20% linen canvas sturdy material is suitable for bag making. Blue gray canvas used for the bottom creates a nice transitional design against the patterned top. With only plain straight stitching, it is simple to sew. Why not try making this bag for summer?

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino

Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric a, Handle, Tab, Pocket) YHA-11000-1A

□ Fabric (Outer Fabric a, Handle, Tab, Pocket): 110cm wide×40cm
(Outer Fabric b): 38cm×38cm
(Lining Fabric): 38cm×62cm
□ Magnetic Clasp (Sew on type): 1 pair (1.4cm diameter)

Size: 22cm (l) 20cm (w) 16cm (gusset width)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A summer-like design and colors are so charming and invigorating! Its solid texture is easy to handle, making it perfect for a bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
To make use of the fabric’s solid texture, I chose a square shape. The bottom portion’s #8 canvas and inner side’s thick oxford fabric add extra sturdiness! An ample gusset and wide handles that are attached parallel to the front and back surfaces add uniqueness. With a wide opening, it is easy to take things in and out. The side tab for closure will give you peace of mind.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It only requires straight stitching, so I am sure you can make it easily. If you want to make sure that the outer bag and inner bag are sewn at the top in alignment, I recommend basting to be part of the process.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
Carry it with an extra-summery outfit, like a pure white T-shirt and a pair of jeans. It will be perfect. While I matched a blue-gray canvas for the bottom of this example, a vivid red or refreshing white will also make it stylish. A different way of enjoying this bag is to add a long strap through a looped tab.

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

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echino patterns

echino’s fabric collection series is welcoming a new addition, patterns.

pattern = design, stylization, repeated motifs…

When engaging in textile design and employing one’s creativity, objects and patterns that are observed naturally become stylized and developed into motifs.

A sense of closeness is associated with pattern design, so patterns was born with the concept of creating a series that represent these elements – “simplicity” in design , uniqueness of “repeated motifs” in stylization, and the “color appeal” of echino.

It is a textile that is always there in your everyday life and to be loved for a long time. Enjoy it in a variety of lifestyle settings.


tansan features a design that is simple yet has a relaxed feel in a pleasant two-color combination.
Small white foam is portrayed using a white lacquer print technique.

Cotton linen’s natural textured base is accented with white dots, allowing you to appreciate the unique character of the textile print.

Whether it is a coat, a bag or interior décor items, you will enjoy the versatility of this fabric.


With echino, even the standard design like plaids gets a twist with a whimsical touch.
Swaying vertical lines are expressed with a subtle attention through a use of white lacquer print.
The print technique also allows a simple design in a plain color to be refined with distinctness.
Five color variations including black and blue will let everybody enjoy this fabric.


bun features lovely round motifs.
When two round patterns are together, it even makes it cuter.
Numerous infinite two-color combinations are repeated in attractive color tones.
From vibrant tints to chic hues, exciting color choices await you.
It goes well with a variety of items – small general items as well as bags, and even interior décor items like a throw pillow as an accent.

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echino fabric Jacquard collection

echino’s new collection is here.
The latest series come from a region called Nishiwaki, an origin of the jacquard production.
echino’s distinctive design is represented with the right amount of translucency.
It is an attractive collection encompassing natural texture created through weaving.

Again, three designs are featured.


The most beloved design among echino’s many fabric collections, sambar, now comes in a jacquard fabric created by the Banshu weaving technique.
While retaining the simple dot and deer characteristic, a quality look as woven fabric and a subtle dimensional feel of the thread turn this into an attractive textile.
Delicately woven using very thin threads, it is silky with a proper level of tension. Items like a coat, shirt and bags will look great in this fabric.
With the woven textile, one interesting thing is that you are tempted to flip it over to show the design in reverse colors.
Other items that will be great in this fabric are interior décor pieces such as curtains and tablecloths.


Meticulously calculated placement of the dyed threads in echino colors produce delicate patterns – a technique of traditional Banshu weaving.
Utilizing this character, the gara is created with fine design details like bird feathers and subtle patterns through vividly colored dyed threads.
The somewhat calm nature of the woven material is enriched in echino-like colors and design for you to enjoy in a variety of ways.
A simple maxi skirt, plain one-piece stole, and infinity scarf coordinated with smooth texture knitwear will please you in various seasons.


stone design features rolling stones that depicts polka dots.
Three color tones of pink, blue and yellow each creates a chic beauty that is unique to a woven fabric.
Thread dyed material does not fade easily, allowing you to enjoy the natural texture and softness for a long time.
The silky surface with smoothness brings a perfect comfort for a piece of clothing like a blouse.
The layer of threads give depth to this woven fabric. As an accent, you may add a leather piece to create a bag or small items for a slightly upscale feel.

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Slit Dress with a Fun Option for a Layered Look – Sewing Instructions

This dress with a deeper side slit can be enjoyed casually with a pair of sandals, or as an attractive piece for a layered look with an inner skirt or a pair of denim. A lovely touch is added for tie-at-the waist cord made with the same fabric.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:LG-36120-2C

□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm x 260cm

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