Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern
Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern
Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern
Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern
Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern
Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern

Handstitched Drawstring Bag Pattern

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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 7 reviews
Sam E
Great Pattern

This was my first attempt at bag making and it went so much better than I hoped. The instructions are easy to follow and the results are awesome. I cut out medallions from another fabric and embroidered them before stitching them on the bag. This went so well, I am eager to make more!

Mary Park
Handstitched rice bag

I love the pattern, so easy to follow and it doesn't require a lot of fabric, shipping was quick and ordering was easy.

Terry Tillman
Great pattern! Fun to make!

I am so glad I ordered this pattern! The first bag I made was completely hand sewn. The second one I did sew some of the lining with the sewing machine. I am just starting my third one now and having so much fun. I love how relaxing hand stitching is! It puts control more in your hands with every slow and relaxing stitch. So much room for your own personality in these projects! I am hooked on making them. Everybody gets one for Christmas this year!!

Great pattern

Excellent service, the pattern came quickly. Directions are well written.

Eileen McGarvey
gorgeous and simple

I love this pattern and am impressed by this company's service so far.

Ready, set, stitch!

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