PDF Sewing Pattern - Modern Japanese Rice Bag (Komebukuro)

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PDF Sewing Pattern - Modern Japanese Rice Bag (Komebukuro)

6.00

Note: This is a digital PDF sewing pattern, not a finished product.

Difficulty level: Beginner

Approximate finished dimensions:

6" square x 7" tall [15.25 x 17.75 cm]

[NOTE: Measurements given for sizing up to 8” square.]

A modern take on the Japanese Komebukuro, a traditional pouch used in Japan to carry rice offerings to the temple during religious ceremonies, or to hold gifts destined for a close friend or relative. Komebukuro bags were hand sewn in a patchwork style using a mix of whatever fabrics were on hand, and closed with a cotton drawstring cord. This is a perfect project to use up all those extra scraps of fabric and add your own unique style. You can be as simple or complex as you’d like. And it is fully reversible! The perfect size to carry around your latest knitting project, or use it as a lunch tote!

Please see materials list and purchasing info below.

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*There are NO TEMPLATES to make this pouch. All pieces are cut using a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and quilting ruler.

Your pattern will be ready for an instant download once your payment has been processed.

Requirements based on 44” wide fabric.

Recommended fabrics: medium weight linen or linen blend, quilting cotton or lightweight canvas

• ¼ yd [23 cm] Exterior fabric OR various scraps/remnants, enough to make up a 25” x 8” rectangle [63.5 cm x 20.3 cm]

• ¼ yd [23 cm] Lining fabric

• (6) 3” x 4" [7.6 cm to 10 cm] fabric pieces for drawstring tabs

• Additional fabric for appliqué pieces

• 2 yds [2 m] cotton drawstring, or ¼“ [7 mm] cotton twill tape, or similar lightweight cording

• ½ yd [46 cm] fusible woven interfacing; Pellon SF101- 20" [50 cm] wide (*optional: this will make the pouch a bit more sturdy if you would like the bag to sit upright when open.

Additional supplies and tools: Rotary cutter and mat, acrylic quilting ruler, scissors, iron, sewing thread, removable marking tool, 6 strand DMC embroidery floss in assorted colors, embroidery needle, pins, large safety pin

* Please note, there are no refunds on instant download patterns. Buying this pattern allows you to make and sell items on a small, handmade scale (please credit @kzstevens patterns in your written description). Copyright ©2018 Karen Stevens. All rights reserved