This ribbon pochette is accented with a large, fluffy ribbon. The featured fabric is “Sparkle Lulu light blue” from the “Monster Lulu” series. The design is sprinkled with the fancy and delicate world of Ayako Kishi, a three-dimensional figure creator and sculptor. It is 100% cotton oxford.
Fabric shown for this sample (Main Body Outer Fabric, Shoulder Strap, Ribbon, Tab, Tag):EGXA-9100-4A
- Fabric (Main Body Outer Fabric, Shoulder Strap, Ribbon, Tab, Tag): 110cm wide x 50cm
- Fabric(Main Body Lining Fabric (#11 Canvas)):60cm×30cm
- Fusible Quilt Batting: 29cm x 13cm
- Magnetic Button (Hook Type): One pair (1.5cm diameter)
Size: 17cm (l) 26cm (w–at opening) 22cm (bottom) 4cm (gusset)
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
As the characters are drawn with a soft and pretty touch, I tried to make a lovely bag by placing a charming ribbon on the front.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The characters are printed at equal intervals, so I was careful when cutting. In particular, I worked on the front side and the ribbon part so that the characters would stand out. Also, using quilt batting is key to making a fluffy ribbon.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For this bag, I used a magnetic button for the opening, but you can change it to a zipper if you want a secure closure. Adding a pocket inside makes it even more convenient to use.
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
Adjust the length of the shoulder straps according to your child’s size (if the length is too short, add extra fabric). You can change the ribbon part to synthetic fur or another fabric to give it a different look. Please try making a shoulder bag for your child with your favorite fabric.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!