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Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern

Sew a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch with this delightful Karen Stevens paper pattern.

This design is inspired by 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.

This bag is entirely hand sewn. The small size makes it a perfect project for a quiet afternoon of stitching. Keep it simple with a solid panel for the sides, or have fun piecing the exterior, stitching on favorite textile patches, or making your own marks with embroidery floss. You can make ornate or unadorned, the choice is yours. And as a bonus it is completely reversible!

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.]


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
hand stitched round bottom bag

I received this pattern very quickly, I look forward to making it. Great pattern!

Liz Tondreau
Fantastic little round bottom bag

This is a wonderful project for hand sewing. The instructions are clear and I love the hand drawings. The results are a sweet little bag to keep or give away. I highly recommend any of the products by Karen Stevens and Snuggly Monkey!