Gathered Skirt with Yoke

Size: Length 70cm

A whimsical print fabric with dogs popping out here and there in the townscape is titled Wandafuru Shikake No Machi (a town with wonderful tricks with dogs) from the IHME CHAMBER series. A gathered skirt that makes great use of the fabric’s entire design creates a huge impact. With a yoke, it has a slim looking waist. Additionally, the use of a piping tape moves this skirt up a notch. This cotton linen canvas fabric is also suitable for bags and small item making.

Design & Work:Anriko


Fabric shown for this sample (Yoke, Front and Back Skirt):IHME CHAMBER EEA-2002-1A


Materials:
Fabric: 110cm wide×1.8m
□ Braided Elastic: 1.8m (6 cord)
□ Piping cord: 105cm (piping width 0.3cm)

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We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought the design of this fabric stands out when seen from a distance. So I came up with a skirt which uses a lot of fabric, allowing these design elements to be introduced on a large surface. The material itself may be more suited for bags or interior décor items, but this gathered skirt takes advantage of the fabric’s tension.

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A piping cord is placed in-between the yoke and skirt as an additional touch. Such a small step could make the skirt look sharp.

KF:What are some tips for making this skirt?
The piping cord could add slight tension to the yoke. If you are slim, adjust the width to match your body for a better fit.

KF:How should we incorporate this skirt into one’s styling?
For the elastic waist, multiple thin elastic cords are used so that it is easier to tuck into your shirt or top. A slim-fitting top can be tucked in, while an oversized knit or parker can be worn over the skirt for a casual look. This gathered skirt is quite versatile.

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

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Round Tote Bag – Small

Size:about 20cm (l) about 20cm (w) about 12cm (d) (excludes handles)

A small-size round tote bag is here. Combined with an artificial leather, a bright color tape handle creates an impactful look, and the bag features a cotton linen from the animal world series. This print fabric with tiny colorful flowers is a perfect fit for making small goods.

Design & Work:: Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 YK-59070-1D


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Lining fabric: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible interfacing (heavy weight) about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Artificial leather: 26cm x 5cm
□ Zipper: 25cm long – one piece
□ 4.5cm wide tape x 130cm
□ Rivet: 8 pairs

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Round Bag

Size (including handles): about 36cm (l) about 48cm (w)

A large size bag is created using a fabric from echino’s standard series, Bigberry. Making great use of echino’s large patterns, the bag is shaped into a chubby and round form. Styling it with a simple wardrobe, this bag can definitely spice up your style as a fashion item.

Design & Work:Yoko Kubodera


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric)JG-90010-12D
(Lining fabric)JG-95410-10E


Materials:
□ Fabric (Bag portion・Handle outer fabric, Handle lining fabric, Flap outer fabric): 110cmx70cm
(Bag portion lining fabric, Flap lining fabric, Bottom, Pocket): 110cm×50cm
□ Fusible quilt batting: 100cmx80cm
□ Magnetic hook (sew on type): One pair (1cm diameter)

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We interviewed Yoko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I thought the fabric’s large patterns fit nicely for a large size bag with ample room. To enhance various sizes of hand drawn style polka dots, the design has a round and gentle look. Careful attention was paid to the direction of birds when cutting the fabric.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The pattern was made with special attention to create a round form. Because of this shape, it is a little difficult to attach a pocket. After all, having the pocket is convenient, so it is added on the inside by transitioning the lining fabric.
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KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
On the pattern, the rounded shape of the bag’s outer fabric is slightly different at the center and on the sides. Please be careful when piecing these fabrics together. The bottom is an oval shape. Use many pins or baste it first and sew slowly so that it will be aligned with a clean finish.

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When sewing the ends of the handles, please make sure to align the front side and back side respectively before sewing.

KF:How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
This bag with large patterns will add an accent to make your simple wardrobe look very stylish.

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

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Marché Bag

Size: about 26cm (l) about 48cm (w) about 30.6cm (d) 

Made with a cotton linen fabric from the tentensen series, this marché bag with chic color tones and styles of lithograph or pointillistic drawing is perfect for mature ladies. It definitely comes in handy as a sub-bag for your work fashion accesories.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:
 LG19020-1C


Materials:
□ Outer fabric: 110cm wide×60cm
□ Lining fabric: 110cm wide×60cm
□ Fusible interfacing (medium weight): 90cm widex80cm
□ Handle tape: 2.5cm widex68cm

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Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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Two-way Bag

Size: 34cm (l) 34cm (w)

An easy-to-make two-way bag can be enjoyed in two styles – shoulder bag and handle bag. echino’s new design, water drop is a perfect cotton linen fabric for bag making.

Design & Work:Mioko Sugino


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric) EKX-97010-11B


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 70cm×36cm
(Lining fabric): 70cm×36cm
□ Tape: 3cm widex148cm

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We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The red dots against the chic gray background is striking. The small printed birds add an accent and stylishness. The fabric is featured in a large piece to reveal the design.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The point is that no metal piece is incorporated. For this bag, a bag tape is used, but even it can be substituted with the fabric. This way, you can start making it whenever you want to. While this bag is a simple construction, it can be used in two ways – a handbag and a shoulder bag.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
This time, I came up with an extremely simple design, so it does not have an adjustable shoulder strap. Just come up with the right length for the person who uses this bag.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
Depending on your style of the day, you can carry it over your shoulder or hold it with your hands. Fully enjoy two elements of this bag. The A4 size documents fit perfectly, so you will find it convenient as a sub bag to carry files and magazines.

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

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