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Modern Japanese Rice Pouch Kits



The Japanese used these traditional pouches to carry rice offerings to their temples during religious ceremonies, or as gifts for friends or relatives.  This kit is a modern rendition of those pouches, suitable for using as a project bag or even a purse. 

Our kit includes the paper pattern designed by Karen Stevens. We have included fabric for the bag's exterior and interior, patches for over stitching, a drawstring cord, and sashiko thread for embellishing.  The main interior/exterior fabrics are durable and beautiful fabrics such as: linen canvas, Essex linen, denim, painted canvas, vintage toile, chambray, and other wovens. The patches are special fabrics that may include hand-blocked prints, vintage Japanese fabrics, Liberty of London lawn, kantha quilt scraps, and other hard-to-find pieces. The drawstring is either cotton, linen, or leather, and the thread is cotton sashiko thread.

Each kit contains the materials similar to those in the photo. Variations are inherent because the kits are sourced from small stocks of interesting fabrics that we find. 

Also, the photo of the finished bag is for sample purposes only; it is not one of the kits. 

Dimensions: the finished bag is 6"x 6" x 6"

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