Horizontally Long Tote Bag – Sewing Instructions

A long wallet or a foldable umbrella can fit perfectly inside this horizontally long tote bag. With a zipper closure, the contents are concealed, giving you a peace of mind. A cat print fabric from the secret secret series features differently posed comforting kittens. It comes in cotton linen canvas, a go-to fabric for bag making.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:YP-19520-2C

□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 40cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (Light Weight): about 90cm wide x 20cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: about 90cm wide x 50cm
□ Zipper: Once piece (50cm long)

Size: about 15cm (l) about 37cm (w) about 9cm (d) (Handles excluded)
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Carpenter Tool Tote Bag in #9.5 Canvas – Sewing Instructions

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With handy outer pockets all around the exterior, this tote bag comes in a #9.5 canvas from the NUNO TO MONO series. The thickness of the #9.5 material is positioned between the #8 and #11 canvases. The appealing character is that the material’s thickness is enough to support the bag to hold its shape. Besides ecru beige, it features seven colors including gray, khaki and navy. By incorporating different hues of the same #9.5 canvas for the bottom and handle, you can play with color combinations.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki

Fabric shown for this sample:(Bag Body・Pocket)YK-530 1A (Bottom Fabric・Handle)YK-530 1G

□Fabric (Bag Body・Pocket):100cm×50㎝
   (Bottom Fabric・Handle):60cm×80cm

Size: 23cm(l) 32cm(w-at the top) 22cm(bottom) 10cm(d)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I was looking forward to the release of Kokka’s canvas fabric. The unique thickness of the #9.5 canvas is very firm! Since the material’s thickness is enough to support the bag to hold its shape, I came up with an exceptionally functional carpenter tool tote bag. Also with some softness, this fabric is easy to sew and has a wonderful texture.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
While it can hold many items, the bag is not too big. A lovely shape is achieved with outer pockets that spread out. A different color of the bottom and handle create a two-tone look. This #9.5 canvas comes in a variety of colors. It is nice that you can enjoy multiple color combinations.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
During the making process, it will create some areas with extra thickness. When the difference in thickness is significant, please insert some support like a thick paper under the presser foot in order to avoid the presser foot tilting and operate the machine slowly.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The look is simple and versatile to use. It is a perfect piece for an elegant casual styling. It could also work well as a stylish interior décor accessory.

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

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Stylish Rope Bag with a Grommets Accent – Sewing Instructions

Characterized by a tightly squeezed rope closure, this drawstring bag is quite stylish with the addition of grommets. The 100% cotton fabric is from the African-design-inspired JAMBO series. Easy to handle for sewing beginners, this oxford material with the right amount of thickness is a perfect match for bag making.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric) LG-39060-1D

□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 50cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 110cm wide x 60cm
□ Rectangle Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Adjustable Slide Buckle: One piece (3cm wide)
□ Grommet: Twelve pairs (1cm inner diameter)
□ Rope: 1cm wide x 100cm
□ Twilled Tape: 2cm wide x 8cm

Size:about 40cm (l) about 35cm (w) about 18cm (d) (Excludes shoulder strap)

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