Square Lunch Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

This tote bag has a cute design with a rounded bottom. The addition of a facing at the opening makes this bag a notch above. The fun fabric with lined up kokeshi (Japanese wooden) dolls in various expressions is from the “Kokeshi” series. The 100% cotton Oxford fabric is easy to sew and perfect for bag making.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:LGA-46080-1D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 100cm x 80cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm x 70cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm x 80cm
□ Magnetic Hook (Insert type): One pair (about 15mm wide)


Size:about 32cm(l) about 32cm(w) about 20cm(d) (Excludes handles)
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Ribbon Tote Bag -Sewing Instructions

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This is a large tote bag accented with a big ribbon. The use of #9.5 canvas for the bottom, lining and handles makes this bag stable and helps keep its shape. For the main portion of the bag, “breeze” from the new echino pattern, “patterns” is used. The ribbon also uses echino’s fabric from its solid line.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric–Top) EKX-97200-201C
(Outer Fabric–Bottom, Handle, Lining Fabric (#9.5 Canvas)) YK-530-1I
(Ribbon Fabric) echino solid JG-95410-10C


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric-Top): 80cm × 20cm
(Outer Fabric–Bottom, Handle, Lining Fabric (#9.5 Canvas)): 100cm x 60cm
(Ribbon Fabric): 50cm x 50cm


Size: 22cm (l) 38cm (w-opening side) 24cm (bottom) 14cm (d)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The contrast between the base color of navy and the green of the patterned portion is beautiful and creates a cool impression. With the large pattern and solid texture of the fabric, I thought it would be perfect for a bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
This bag has a wide, stable gusset that can hold a lot of items. The opening is closed with a ribbon sewn to the main portion of the bag. As the ribbon is attached loosely, it can create a stylish look just by tying it lightly. With the tension of echino’s fabric and the use of #9.5 canvas for the bottom, lining and handle, the bag is fairly solid and will not easily lose its shape.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is basically a simple tote bag with a ribbon embellishment. I think it’s easier to make than it looks.
If you use thicker width store-bought ribbons, you can enjoy a different look.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The echino pattern is colorful, so it would look good with a simple wardrobe. I think it will work great with dark colored clothing in black or navy. The handle is long so that you can carry it over your shoulder. If you want to carry it in a compact yet cute way, you can shorten the handle.

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

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Easy To Make Clutch Bag – Sewing Instructions

Making this clutch bag is as easy as piecing together fabrics into a bag with simple straight stitches. An effortless project even if you are new to operating a sewing machine. The clutch handle attached through a fabric cutout gives this bag a stylish look. This fabric with a lovely lined up chickens and chicks design is from the collage pattern series. It is a cotton 100% Oxford fabric.

Design & Work:kka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YPA-26020-2B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): about 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Clutch Handle: One pair


Size: about 36cm (l – when folded) about 30cm (w) about 4cm (d)
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Insulated Drawstring Bag – Sewing Instructions

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Midsummer is the time when we start to carry water more often when going out to prevent heat stroke. For that purpose, this bag is definitely useful. It has a cute design unlike a typical insulated bag, and it can hold two 500ml drink bottles. The fabric used is from the “+HAyU” series. It is a double gauze embroidered fabric with cool looking wire art rabbits and stylish swirling dots.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:EGX-7702-1F


Materials:
□ Fabric (Bag Main Outer Portion): 50cm×30cm
(Opening Fabric): 50cm×20cm
□ Insulation Sheet (Main Lining Portion): 50cmx30cm
□ Bag Handle Tape: 45cm (4cm wide)
□ Cord: 1.3m (0.4cm diameter)


Size:22cm (l-excludes opening fabric) 22cm (w-opening side) 14cm (bottom) 8cm (d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
+HAyU’s series is lovely and charming, and this collection of new colors is very nice! The fluffy double gauze with a combination of three-dimensional embroidery makes this fabric feel luxurious, and I love it. As I wanted to keep the fluffy texture, a quilted insulation sheet is used for lining. When the cord it tied at the top, it turns into a soft and lovely insulated bag.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It looks more like a stylish everyday drawstring bag, rather than a typical insulated bag. The upper portion has a longer transition so that it creates a pretty appearance when tied at the top. I also like the simple handle and the two-tone color combination that is perfect for summer to autumn season. The bag is large enough for two 500ml PET bottles.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
The process is simple with only straight stitching. It is very easy to make as the top opening and bottom main portion are prepared separately.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Summer is the season when you sometimes want to go out with a bottle of water. So I’m thinking of using this bag as an everyday bag that helps keep my drinks cold.

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

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Tote Bag with Frills – Sewing Instructions

Even a casual tote bag can be transformed into a stylish one by simply adding ruffles! This bag looks great with feminine outfits. The featured fabric is from the “Natural feeling” series. It is a fantastical print depicting animals in the forest. 100% cotton. The sheeting fabric is easy to sew, even for sewing beginners.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:LOA-66010-2D


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 90cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight): 110cm wide x 50cm


Size: about 30cm (l) about 35cm (w) about 10cm (d) (Excludes handles)
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