Grown Up Blouse with Gathered Neckline

Size:M 

The showcased project is a soft style blouse with a gathered neckline. The button in the back creates a clean-looking silhouette. Cotton 100% single gauze fabric from the Comfort Gauze features a refreshing small blue flower design, a perfect match for the upcoming season.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
LG-21100-1A


Materials:
□ Fabric: about 115cm wide × 160cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 20cm
□ Button: about 11.5cm wide x one piece

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◎Sewing Instructions
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Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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A-Line Dress (with Ribbon)

Size: M

Featuring a beautiful silhouette, this A-line dress comes in a lightweight 100% cotton canvas fabric from the SIMPLE BLUE series. The pinstripe design with large and small dots looks quite impactful. The ribbon tied at the waist creates a slim and fit silhouette.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
YK-61100-2A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 240cm

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◎Sewing Instructions
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Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Fluffy Bag with Pockets

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:(Pocket)YKA-61090-1B
(Bag body lining fabric, bottom, flap, handle)JG-95410-10D
(Bag body outer fabric)JG-95410-10J


Materials:
□ 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!
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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!

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Adult Apron

Size: Free (total length 98cm)

This lovely apron that is filled with motifs all over the fabric will definitely turn your everyday cooking and chores into exciting moments. The featured fabric, Original Cotton, will let you make a one and only fabric by adding your personal touch like embroidery or coloring it with fabric pens. Of course you can enjoy the fabric as is. Why not enjoy making not just an apron, but also drawing on the fabric with your kids and turn it into a bag or a pouch?

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
LO-41060-1B


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: about 110cm wide x 160cm
□ Fusible interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 10cm

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◎Sewing Instructions
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Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Round Bottom Backpack

Size: 40cm (l) 18cm (bottom diameter)

This stylish backpack is a great complement for a daily casual style of grownup ladies.
Perfect for bag making, a medium thick #10 oxford fabric is from the jimon series. The bag with a design of English letters is accented by a pocket featuring star patterns. Another detail to note is the thin shoulder strap, allowing you to use this as a one-handle tote bag!

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Shoulder strap, Tab) LO-41070-2B
(Pocket) LO-41070-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Shoulder strap, Tab): 80cm (includes selvage) x 90cm
(Pocket): 40cm×30cm
(Lining fabric): 90cm×50cm
□ Rectangle ring: One piece (4cm)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a sturdy oxford fabric. This material is really suited for bag making. Additionally, it has an American vintage-like print! Though grownup ladies tend to stay away from a backpack, I ventured to try for this project. You can make it look truly stylish by incorporating the rough feel.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The backpack tends to be a difficult piece to make, but this one is structured simply. The shape also keeps in mind the usability and security. By putting the shoulder strap through the rectangle ring, the top gets closed.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For this fabric with medium thickness, I recommend using the needles for thick fabric to avoid needle breakage while sewing. For a more stylish look, use a thicker sewing thread if possible.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The shoulder strap is thin and delicate since this bag was made with women in mind. It will look lovely matched with a skirt. When you have a lot of items inside, it can also be carried like a one-handle tote bag.

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

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