Gallery - #1027 Kanji Coat

Red Linen Kanji Coat

In this Fingertip length Kanji Coat, Pompeii Red Washer Linen was used.
The Kanji appliqués were done in Ivory Rayon Jacquard and the Noshi appliqué with Noshi Gold cotton print. It was lined with Red Hang Loose antistatic lining.

Detail of front closure using Prosperity polymer clay buttons.

The faced shapes were inset with Noshi Gold cotton print
and the jacket binding was stamped with Japanese Knot in gold to give it some zip!

Detail of back with the Noshi appliqué in Noshi Gold cotton print.

Using an all-over print for the appliqué makes it go really fast.
You cut one total piece and just satin stitch in the detail lines!


Red Leaves Fleece Coat


This Kanji Coat is featured in Nancy Cornwell's "Polar Magic" book. Leaf Print fleece was the inspiration for the linen appliques.

Red linen squares were stamped in black with a Birch leaf stamp and fringed after appliqueing to the coat.


Primrose Kanji

We used hand-dyed cottons called "Twilight" in shades of blues.
The Kanji characters were done with a Freezer Paper Stencil in Blue Mist Textile Paint and the Noshi was appliquéd
with an 8-step coordinating gradation of fabrics. Binding and Seam detail with the same coordinates.
It was lined with Navy anti-static lining which was stamped with matching Small Kanji designs.

Great textured button by JJ Handworks. To make the strip pieced seam detail, I cut my fabrics in gradated widths too.
Notice that they go from 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" and then repeat. Don't forget to add seam allowances!


Denim Kanji

This was my first full test sample (one made to actually function but without the appliqué detail).

In this Kanji Coat, I used a checked cotton denim for the body. This 3/4 length style is great for a "car coat" as my mom used to call this length.

Denim is one of my favorite fabrics. Sturdy and easy to care for. I made mine unlined, with red plaid flannel for the seam detail, binding and also the facings.
The flannel is the coziest thing right next to your neck!



Rayon Kanji

In this Kanji Coat, I used Mystic Sky Batik Rayon, for the body of this Fingertip length style.
The Kanji appliqués, seam detail and binding were done with Wine Batik Rayon and the Noshi a selection of coordinating batik rayon.
The main body fabric was fused with Sof-Knit interfacing so it would support this design.
It was lined with purple anti-static lining which was stamped with matching
Small Kanji designs. Geisha Girl Button by JJ Handworks.

Stamp your Lining

Button Detail

Noshi Detail


Cotton Kanji

In this Kanji Coat, I used Kona Bay Cottons and hand-dyed cotton. This 3/4 length style carries off the positioning of the various fabrics.
The Left Front, Side and Sleeve are from Kona Bay's Fans, the Right Front and Back are hand-dyed cotton.


The Right Side was pieced with 3" squares from the coordinating hand-dyed cottons, then stamped with Small Kanji designs.

The Kanji appliqués were done with Mossy Ginkgo and the Fan appliqués with both cotton prints and hand-dyes. Binding and Seam detail with Butterflies print for a striking contrast.

It was lined with Dusty Lavender Hang Loose anti-static lining which was stamped with matching Small Kanji and Fan designs.


Silk Noil Short Kanji

In this Fingertip length Kanji Coat, Silk Noil in Red & Black was used.
The Kanji appliqués were done with a Freezer Paper Stencil and the Fan appliqué with Black Sheer Organza.
It was lined with Black Hang Loose anti-static lining.

Visit our Projects Page for our easy method of creating the Freezer Paper Stencils!