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Modern Japanese Rice Pouch Virtual Class (Online)

Learn how to make a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch in this virtual class with Claudia Martinez! Using Karen Steven's Modern Rice Pouch pattern we will walk through all the steps of creating your very own pouch from fabric scraps. Students will have the option to either hand stitch or machine sew the exterior panel of their pouch - both methods will be discussed during the class.

This is a 2-part / 2 Separate Days class. On Day 1 we will be constructing the exterior panel of the bag. On Day 2 we will sew and construct the pouch. 

Class Prerequisites:

- A working sewing machine that you know how to operate

It is possible to completely stitch the pouch by hand, but in the class we will be using a sewing machine on Day 2 to construct the pouch. Hand sewing methods will be discussed, but you may not be able to complete the bag by the end of class if you opt to hand sew the bag together at the end.

- Beginner friendly class, minimal sewing experience needed. 


:: Level: Beginner
:: Date & Time: THIS IS A 2 PART CLASS

-Part 1: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST (3pm PACIFIC)
- Part 2: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST (3pm PACIFIC)

:: Class Duration: approximately 3.5 Hours via Zoom
:: Location: Via Zoom (Zoom Link will be emailed the week before the class date)
:: Cost: $75 (includes a paper copy of the pattern that will be mailed to you upon registration) or $100 with Class Kit

Class Kit Includes

- Karen Steven's Modern Japanese Rice Pouch Pattern
- Assorted Fabric Scraps for Exterior Panel
- 1/4 yard of Kona Cotton for Interior Lining
- 2 yards of Cording
- 1 Pack of Koki Clips
- 1/2 yard of ShapeFlex (Pellon SF 101)
- 1 skein of Olympus White Sashiko Thread
- 1 pack of Olympus Sashiko needles

(A complete list of supplies will be emailed upon registration if you would rather gather your own supplies)

 About Your Instructor:

Claudia Martinez is the owner of Snuggly Monkey. She first had the opportunity to visit Japan on a high school exchange program and quickly fell in love with the country and culture. Claudia went on to minor in Japanese at Duke University before returning to work and live in Japan after graduation. During her years living in rural Japan, she had the opportunity to learn a variety of traditional Japanese crafts, which only deepened her appreciation for Japan's rich cultural heritage. Claudia has been teaching beginner Sashiko classes for several years and loves having the opportunity to share this beautiful, meditative art form with others.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jami Clifford
Great class!

What a great class! Claudia is a phenomenal teacher. I have very little sewing experience and was able to follow along with no issues. I love my finished rice pouch and had so much fun making it.

Pamela Reading
Great class, great result!

Claudia is a wonderful teacher, well prepared and excellent at explanation and demonstration. Love the various options for embellishment and assembly.
The kit had a nice mix of fabrics which I supplemented with some of my own. Very happy with my results. I will be making more!

Sarah B.
Fun class and so helpful

Had a great time with this class building the pouch and it was helpful to work through the class rather than trying to do it all on my own etc.

Janis Bryn McCubbins
Absolutely loved this class!

If you're new to Boho/Sashiko or just drawn to the pattern, this class is a must! As always, Claudia provides a comfortable learning environment with tips that will enable you to succeed. She offers options to hand-stitch, use a sewing machine or both. The class is paced well and she's skillful with the online format. You'll have a fun time with this rewarding endeavor. Enjoy!