Shoulder Gather Dress – Sewing Instructions

The featured project is a long length dress with softly gathered shoulder detail. It can be enjoyed as an everyday dress for relaxing moments at home. Open the front buttons and coordinate it with a T-shirt and a pair of jeans underneath, and it will turn this dress into a perfect piece for going out. The fabric is a 100% cotton lawn from the colorful stone series.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YP-11520-1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 100cm wide x 350cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 90cm wide x 30cm
□ Button: 1.1cm wide x 10 pieces


Size:M
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Mask Holder L-Shaped Pouch for Toiletries – Sewing Instructions

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The featured project is a pouch for toiletries like pocket tissue, lip balm and masks; such items that you want to carry when going out. The patchwork pattern print from the cloth Mix idee series is a canvas fabric with a mixture of 80% cotton and 20% linen. With an appropriate thickness of the fabric, the case will not require a lining. Another key element is the size of this case. The masks can perfectly fit in the pocket.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei


Fabric shown for this sample:cloth Mix idee LOB-51010-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric: 50cm x 30cm
□ Cotton Tape: 10cm (2cm wide)
□ Coil Zipper: One piece (35cm long)


Size: 12.5cm (l) 20.5cm (w)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Using a patchwork fabric gives you the fun of choosing which portion to incorporate.
For this case, I featured the design to be in stripes so that it will not look too busy.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The fabric has a relative thickness. It allows you to make a piece without a lining fabric. In addition, it is designed in such a way that it dries quickly after washing. The L shape makes it easy even for a child to take the mask in and out.

KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
Please don’t be too nervous about attaching the curved portion of the zipper. Why not just try it! For a clean finish, use a stiletto to hold the fabric, starting about 3cm before the curve, and slowly sew two stitches at a time in an oblique manner.

KF: How should we use this pouch in everyday situations?
Keep a folded clear plastic bag inside for a used mask. The plastic bag with a used mask can be placed in the outer pocket. This is how I recommend using this case. Inside can store many toiletries, like pocket tissue and lip balm. You will find carrying this pouch in your purse handy for emergencies.

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

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Relaxed Look Square Bag – Sewing Instructions

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This relaxed look square bag features a fabric from the JAMBO series. The colors work perfectly together as both solid and patterned pieces are from the series. The soft texture of cotton linen sheeting allows you to create this bag without the use of the interfacing.

Design & Work: Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample:(Outer Fabric A・Lining Fabric A)JAMBO LGB-31040-3D
(Outer Fabric B・Lining Fabric B)JAMBO LGB-31050-1E Moon Skin
(Outer Fabric C・Handle)JAMBO LGB-31050-1C River Blue


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric A・Lining Fabric A): 50cm x 65cm
(Outer Fabric B・Lining Fabric B): 50cm x 50cm
(Outer Fabric C・Handle): 40cm x 40cm


Size: 20cm (l) 20cm (w) 20cm (d)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The large design motifs have such an impact! The chic colors go well with your wardrobe, so I decided to make a bag. To incorporate the fabric’s slight tension and softer feel, I intentionally omitted the interfacing to create a relaxed look.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
While it is simply a 20cm x 20cm square bag, when you put things in the bag, they naturally fit inside. I would like you to enjoy this character, the floppy feel. When you fold the corners along the stitch line, the bag becomes smaller. When the gussets are open, it becomes like a tote bag. The bag can store more things than you think.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Let me share some tips to create clean bottom corners. As instructed, make a slit on the edge before you sew, hold the machine needle in the fabric to turn it 90 degrees, and align the fabrics you are about to sew before you start stitching. If you use the interfacing for the outer fabric, the bag becomes more solid. In that case, I recommend adding a hook at the opening so that you can close the top securely.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
With the dramatic design, it goes well with a simple solid color dress. It also has a Japanese feel, and it will look nice as an accompaniment for a Yukata (cotton kimono).

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

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Front Tuck Dress with a Clean Chest Line – Sewing Instructions


This front tuck dress features a clean neck to chest line with a look of softness created by the tucks around the chest. From the Botanical series, the cotton linen sheeting fabric has a feminine feel by utilizing embroideries. As part of the upcoming season’s wardrobe, this casually worn dress is going to be a frequently enjoyed piece.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:Botanical YK-71090-1C


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 270cm


Size:M
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Handmade Kids Clothing – Fluffy Bunny Dress – Sewing Instructions

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This kids dress incorporates yokes and ample gatherings, featuring lovely voluminous sleeves. For this dress, the Usa Gingham from the kotorinuno series is used. This textile brand presents the exclusive design by the craft artist, trikotri who is known for the Dobutsu (animal) Pom Pom felt animal mascots.

Design & Work: Naomi Nohara (lepolepo)


Fabric shown for this sample:kotorinuno Usa Gingham EKX-2100-1B


Materials:
□ Fabric: 100cm wide x 1.2m
□ Elastic tape: 34cm (Braid 6 cord)
□ Button: One piece (1.1cm diameter)


Size:For children with 90-100cm height. Length 55cm

We interviewed Naomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
A soft-looking faded print is lovely. To make use of this feel, I created a fluffy and voluminous one-piece dress. With the right amount of solid texture, this fabric creates beautiful gatherings and is easy to sew.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?

To make it easy for sewing beginners, the yoke is incorporated into the design. The voluminous sleeves creates a lovely look when rolled up over forearms. It will be fitting for the upcoming hotter weather.

KF: What are some tips for making this dress?
As the bottom of the sleeve and side of the body are sewn separately, please make sure to apply back stitches at the end of each stitch line.

KF: How should we incorporate this dress into one’s styling?
Using the leftover fabric, I created a small purse and hair accessory. My 3-year-old daughter who modeled for this photo shoot said “They are so lovely,” and the items became her favorite. With such lovely print design, this fabric is to be fully enjoyed by making matching items to go along with the dress.

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

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