KZStevens designed this 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 (boro) using a mix of whatever fabrics were on hand, and usually closed with a cotton drawstring cord. This bag is a perfect project to use up all those extra scraps of fabric and add your own unique style. You can make it as simple or complex as you’d like., and it is fully reversible! This bag is the perfect size to carry around a knitting or small hand sewing project, or use it as a lunch tote!
Note: Jean's maker notes for this pattern can be found here: http://shop.stitchinpost.com/images/RicePouchMakerNotesFromJean.pdf