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Embellished Japanese Rice Bag

A modern take on the traditional rice bag… these are sewn in Patchwork style and embellished with creative hand stitching touches.  A perfect project to use up scraps and add your own unique style.

The Japanese “Komebukuro” was a traditional pouch used to carry rice offerings to the temple- or to hold gifts destined for a loved one.  They were hand sewn with a mix of whatever fabrics were on hand and closed with a cotton drawstring cord.  Merrie will give you some tips for mixing fabrics, finding inspiration, and adding creative stitches.   *If you attended any of our Slow Stitching classes, you will love an opportunity to further use your Sashiko or Big Stitch skills!

You will Need:

Pattern - available at The Fabric Chic. The pattern will only be available for Class Attendees. Sold Separately.

1 Kit – (Optional) the kit includes Drawstring, Embroidery Floss and Hand Stitching Needles, $14.99.   *Kits are available in the Shop.  Due to limited supply, the kits are initially for Class Attendees only. Kits will be available in early April. 

Sewing Machine in good working condition.  Don’t forget your cord & foot pedal!

Fabric:  Cottons, Linen, or Medium weight linen blend, or lightweight canvas - you will need enough to piece together an 8” by 25” rectangle.

More Scraps for Applique’ and Drawstring Tabs

¼ Yard Lining Fabric

½ Yard SF 101 – Fusible Interfacing

Rotary Cutter, Ruler, Mat, Snips, Pins and general sewing supplies you normally use

Marking Tool – water soluble or disappearing ink

Minimum of 5 students needed for this class.

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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must know how to use a sewing machine proficiently.
Instructor: Merrie Ford
Price is for class only. Pattern and Kit are separate.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.