Paper Bag Style Sub-Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

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You want to go out only with a small handbag, but you have documents to carry… This fabric bag in the style of a paper bag is perfect for such occasions. It is well-constructed and stands on its own, even with A4-size documents inside. The fabric used for this bag is from the “vintage komon” series. The tasteful small pattern goes well with elegant clothing. The 100% cotton sheeting is suitable for bag making.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric) YPA-46010-2D


Materials:

  • Fabric (Outer Fabric, Pocket Body, Tab): 60cm x 80cm
  • Fabric (Lining Fabric, Pocket Opening Fabric (#9.5 Canvas): 60cm x 80cm
  • Plasnap Snap Button: 0.9cm diameter x One pair

Size: 31cm (l) 25cm (w) 10cm (d)

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a lovely and elegant pattern with a classical impression of lined berries. With no specific pattern orientation, it is also easy to use! Taking advantage of the calm tone of the design, I came up with a sub bag that works well with stylish fashion.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It is large enough to hold A4-size documents, convenient for school meetings and other occasions. The use of the #9.5 canvas and top stitches on the corners allow the bag to stand on its own.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When applying top stitches on the corners, be sure to fold the outer and lining fabrics tightly together. The finished bag will be beautiful if the lining fabric is carefully sewn without being separated. In place of the Plasnap closure, you may use Velcro or magnetic hook. It is also cute to use a ribbon to tie the top instead of a tab.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
The pattern has a gentle look, so it goes well with elegant styles. It also looks great with clothes of similar color tones, or you can carry it as an accent with navy or other dark-colored garments.

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

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Flared Sleeve Top – Free Sewing Tutorial

Flared sleeve tops are a popular design for their elegant look. Loosely shaped, it is cool to wear, and the flared sleeves help to cover the silhouette of your body. The fabric used for this top is from the “Kinmokusei (fragrant olive)” series. With gently drawn Kinmokusei flowers covering the entire fabric, it is suitable for blouses. 100% cotton sheeting, slightly brushed with AG treatment for odor elimination and antibacterial effect.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample: YPA-46020-1A


Materials:

  • Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 170cm

Size:M
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We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.

Long Flared Skirt – Free Sewing Tutorial

The basic, classic flared skirt is an item which you can never have too many. The slender A-line silhouette also makes it attractive. The fabric used for this skirt is a large floral pattern from the “Linnea” series. It is 100% cotton oxford.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample: YKA-16000-1E


Materials:

  • Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 350cm
  • Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 20cm (l) x about 50cm (w)
  • 3cm-wide Elastic Tape: 32cm x One piece

Size: M
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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

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KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.

House Shaped Tote Bag & Charm – Free Sewing Tutorial

This tote bag is made from a house pattern printed on the fabric. The fabric used for this bag is from the “Customize me!” series. It is 100% cotton oxford, a perfect material for bag making and easy to handle even for sewing beginners.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric A) YGA-66020-1A
Materials:

  • Outer Fabric A: about 110cm wide x about 30cm
  • Outer Fabric B: about 110cm wide x 30cm
  • Lining Fabric: about 110cm wide x 20cm
  • Fusible Interfacing (medium weight): about 110cm wide x 20cm
  • Fusible Quilt Bating: about 90cm wide x 20cm
  • Tape: about 30mm wide x 56cm
  • Cotton: Small amount
  • O Ring: Size of your choice x One piece
  • Ball Chain: Length of your choice x One piece

Size:

  • Bag: about 15cm (l) about 26cm (w) about 2cm (d) (excludes handles)
  • Charm: Size of your choice
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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

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KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.

Cap Sleeve Blouse – Free Sewing Tutorial

With capped sleeves, this blouse creates a sleek look for your arms. The curved neckline has just the right amount of opening to show off your collarbone. The fabric used for this blouse is from the “Flownny” series. The tiny floral pattern is perfect for the blouse. The 100% cotton lawn fabric is thin and silky, yet not see-through, allowing you to wear it lightly on its own.

Design & Work: Yoko Kato


Fabric shown for this sample: NFA-1030-31D


Materials:

  • Fabric: 110cm wide x 1.5m
  • Fusible Interfacing: 80cm x 20cm/li>

Size: 66cm (body width) 53.5cm (length)

We interviewed Yuko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What do you think of the comfort and texture of the featured fabric when it is made into clothing?
It is thin and silky, yet not see-through, allowing you to wear it lightly on its own.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into creating a beautiful neckline?
Since the design does not incorporate the “opening” on the side or back, the neckline needed to be “just enough” so that you can pull the blouse over your head. I tried to find a look that is not too revealing, yet allows you to show off your collarbone.

KF: This blouse has a curved neckline. What are some tips to keep in mind during the pattern making?

Using the “Pattern” in the instructions as a reference, trace along the printed pattern for the front neckline and back neckline respectively.
For more details about the pattern making, please refer to the video. If you are new to sewing, this video is also helpful:

Video tutorial! Dress making from original patterns.

KF: What are some tips for sewing the neckline?

When using the sewing machine, do it more slowly and carefully than when sewing a straight line. Instead of stretching the fabric for a straight stitch, you can achieve a clean finish by lifting the presser and slightly changing the direction of the fabric along the curve when sewing.

KF: Do you have any advice for sewing other parts besides the neckline?
When cutting a slit along the curve (③-④), be careful not to cut into the stitch line. Apply scissors up to 1mm off the stitch line. If the slit is not deep enough, you won’t be able to create a beautiful neckline when the fabric is turned inside out.

KF: How should we incorporate this blouse into one’s styling?
With this length, you can enjoy wearing it either by tucking it in or out. Simply designed, this blouse will look great with solid color pants, skirt and jeans, or can be elegantly paired with a suit. It is truly a versatile blouse to have.

KF: Thank you very much, Yoko

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For inquiries regarding wholesale in North America

Visit our site for the official wholesale distributor of KOKKA fabrics in North America (United States of America and Canada.)

KOKKA’s official online shop information

KOKKA_FABRICS
Kokka Fabrics is the official online store run by Kokka USA, Inc. We specialize in printed fabrics but also have a wide range of high-quality solid textiles.
We ship to the United States and Canada from our warehouse located in Torrance, California.