A Wraparound Apron for Adults – Sewing Instructions

This is a long length apron that can be wrapped around you like the one worn by a server at a café. The large pocket on the front is convenient for storing small items. The shoulder and waist straps are accented in a vivid yellow color. The featured fabric is a new pattern [tsubomi] from the echino’s 15th anniversary commemorative series. The silver lamé that glitters casually adds a nice design accent.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:EKX-97400-401C


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric A: about 110cm wide x 120cm
□ Outer Fabric B: about 110cm wide x 30cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (light weight): about 90cm wide x 10cm


Size:Free (total length 98cm)
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Fluffy Tuck Bag – Sewing Instructions

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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


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric): 100cm×30cm
(Lining Fabric, Handle): 110cm×30cm
□ Fusible Interfacing: 20cm x 6cm


Size: 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!

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Fluffy Silhouette Long Skirt with Tucks– Sewing Instructions

With tucks at the waist, this long skirt has a fluffy silhouette that spreads out softly. The featured fabric is echino’s new design, [garden]. The small flower and grass pattern spreads all throughout the fabric, and you can incorporate the light and joyful feel of this textile wherever you cut it. The solid cotton linen canvas fabric is suitable for bags and interior décor accessories as well as for clothing.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:EKX-97400-402B


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: about 110cm wide x 220cm
□ Elastic Belt: 20mm wide x 70cm


Size: Skirt Length about 95.5cm
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Big Tote Bag with Gusset – Sewing Instructions

This large tote bag can hold many items thanks to its wide gusset. It is also convenient as an extra bag for your big shopping day. When you don’t have much to carry, you can fold the corners inward to make it compact. The space patterned fabric is from the “RETRO FUTURISM” series. The cotton linen canvas is perfect for making bags.

Design & Work:Kokka Fabric


Fabric shown for this sample:YWA-16010-1A


Materials:
□ Outer Fabric: 110cm wide x 110cm
□ Lining Fabric: 110cm wide x 110cm
□ Fusible Interfacing (heavy weight) 110cm wide x 110cm


Size:about 37cm (l) about 70cm (w) about 28cm (d) (Excludes handles)
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Drawstring Bag with Lining – Sewing Instructions

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It is a chic drawstring bag that can be the star of your fashion styling. The large frill created by pulling the strings tightly is this bag’s cute accent. The “Iloinen” from the “PIKKU SAARI”, a textile design from the Scandinavian country of Finland, is featured. It is a 100% cotton organic oxford fabric.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer Fabric, Handle)EGX-4007-3A(Lining Fabric)JG-95410-10K


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer Fabric, Handle): 110cm wide x 50cm
(Lining Fabric): 90cm x 40cm
□ Leather Cord: 1.8m (0.5cm diameter)
□ Embellishment of your choice


Size: 41cm (l) 40cm (W)

We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The colors are gorgeous, not too flashy, and the size of the pattern is just right. So I thought it would be perfect for both pouches and large bags!

KF:Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?I wanted to make a stylish drawstring bag that could be a fashion hero piece, so I made the large ruffles to be accented when the strings are pulled. For the cord string, I used a gold synthetic leather material.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
For sewing the long straight line where the cords are inserted, you can mark the stitch line with something erasable later, or you can put masking tape on the sewing machine to mark the position of the fabric edge, which will make it easier to stitch in a straight manner.

KF: How should we incorporate this bag into one’s styling?
It is a piece that can work with any kind of outfit. I like it because it holds a lot of things and is very convenient to use.

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

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