Size: 25cm (l) Bottom 24cm (long end) 14cm (short end)
This uniquely designed bag has pockets all around the exterior. The sturdy cotton and linen canvas fabric, Solid series from echino is used for the bag’s body, flap and handles. Only for the pocket, the addition of a double gauze from the SWEET BOTANICAL series creates a soft and gentle look.
Design & Work:Mioko Sugino
Fabric shown for this sample:
(Bag body lining fabric, bottom, flap, handle)JG-95410-10D
(Bag body outer fabric)JG-95410-10J
□ Fabric (Pocket): 100cm x 50cm
(Bag body lining fabric, bottom, flap, handle): 110cm x 50cm
(Bag body outer fabric): 70cm x 30cm
□ Fusible interfacing: 10cm x 15cm
□ Elastic tape: 68cm (0.7cm wide)
□ Magnetic hook (Sew on type): 1 pair (1.8cm diameter)
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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has a soft and airy look, and the pretty color and pattern generate a great feeling. I wanted to make a bag that takes advantage of the double gauze’s light and fluffy characteristics.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
For the bag itself, a sturdy fabric is used. The pockets on the exterior feature a double gauze. The bag has both soft and strong characteristics, a durable bag with ample room yet with a soft and gentle look. The gathering with the elastic at the opening and the tucks at the bottom enhance the tender feel of the gauze.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When working on the gathering with the elastic at the opening, stretch the elastic to match the width of the fabric. Pull the elastic above and below the needle while stitching. You may find the bottom treatment slightly difficult as you need to fold a soft fabric and sew in a shape of an oval to match the bottom. The soft gauze will mask minor misalignments, so don’t be afraid when sewing!
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
It will go nicely with a white shirt and long skirt, or a simple and slim dress. With ample room, it will be convenient for you to carry a cardigan as seasons change.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!