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TYPE: Printed Pattern
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 6" round bottom x 7" tall [15.2 x 17.8 cm]
KZStevens has created this new bag pattern, similar in style to her Modern Japanese Rice Pouch. The Hand Stitched Round Bottom Bag has a round bottom and additional tabs for closure. It is entirely hand sewn, allowing for a slower, more intentional sewing experience. This is another design 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. 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!
SUPPLIES: Requirements based on 44" wide fabric.
Recommended fabrics: medium weight linen or linen blend, quilting cotton or lightweight canvas.
• Round Bottom Drawstring Bag Base Pattern Piece
• 1/4 yd [23 cm] Exterior fabric OR various scraps/remnants, enough to make up a 22” x 8” rectangle [63.5 cm x 20.3 cm]
• 1/4 yd [23 cm] Lining fabric
• 2 yds [2 m] cotton drawstring, or 1/4" [7 mm] cotton twill tape, or similar lightweight cording
Additional supplies and tools: Rotary cutter and mat, acrylic quilting ruler, scissors, iron, sewing thread, removable marking tool, 6 strand DMC embroidery floss (or sashiko thread) in assorted colors, embroidery needle, pins, large safety pin