Thumbnail Filmstrip of Modern Japanese Rice Bag (Komebukuro) Pattern by kzstevens Images
DescriptionA 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 using a mix of whatever fabrics were on hand, and closed with a cotton drawstring cord. This is a perfect project to use up all those extra scraps of fabric and add your own unique style. You can be as simple or complex as you'd like. And it is fully reversible! The perfect size to carry around your latest knitting project, or use it as a lunch tote! Difficulty level: Beginner. Approximate finished dimensions: 6 in. square x 7 in. tall [15.25 x 17.75 cm] NOTE: Measurements given for sizing up to 8 in. square.
Designer: Karen Stevens