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This is a plump bag with lots of tucks. The round shape of the bag allows it to hold a lot of things. The featured fabric is a new pattern [tsubomi], a commemoration of echino’s 15th anniversary. The design was inspired by the cuteness of flowers before they bloom, and the glittering silver dots create a stylish look.
Design & Work: Mioko Sugino
Fabric shown for this sample:
(Outer Fabric) KX-97400-401B
(Lining Fabric, Handle) JG-95410-10K
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×30cm
(Lining Fabric, Handle): 110cm×30cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 20cm x 6cm
20cm (l) 26cm (w-at opening) 20cm (bottom) 6cm (d)
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The gorgeous pink pattern on the gray background has both a gentle feel and impactful look, making it joyful to see. The attractive silver dots scattered here and there are also cute and appealing to the eye. To make the dots sparkle with light, I incorporated a curved shape for a lively looking bag.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The design is such that you can create a round shape without a pattern. By adding lots of tucks, the bag becomes fuller and rounder. The circular style of the bag allows it to hold a lot of things while keeping its shape.
KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
It is important to measure and sew the tucked areas of the outer and lining fabrics to make sure they are the correct size. If there is any discrepancy when sewing together with the bottom fabric or when matching the openings of the outer and lining fabrics, it might become a problem. Once you finish working on the tucks, please make sure that they are in alignmen
KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
To make the most of the color and pattern of the bag, I think it is best to style it with plain clothing. It looks great with a simple solid dress. In the coming season, it would also look fantastic with a sleek long coat.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!