Downloadable Reversible Boro box bag PATTERN

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The Reversible Boro Box Bag is fun to make and so beautiful

This is a useful and fun bag pattern to make and perfect for keeping your latest sashiko or boro inspired project in when travelling.

If you would like to purchase the fabrics to make this bag and choose your favourite colours, please read on and follow the links.


2 x (5½in x 15in) pieces of sarashi base fabric (muslin) for boro, 

alternatively use any very fine cotton fabric. This fabric is the base on which to place your patches.

2 x (5½in x 15in) of contrasting fabric to go with the boro worked pieces

2 x (5in x 14½in) of two contrasting fabrics (S253 and OL100 series in the example) for the reverse side of the bag (4 pieces) (you could do another boro inside)

4 x (5½in x 15in) pieces of lightweight iron-on interfacing 

Fabrics from your collection for the boro inspired work (tsumugi fabrics used in sample)

Sashiko thread 

Long sashiko needle

Sashiko thimble

1.5m x 3mm waxed cotton cording, cut into 2 equal lengths

8 x koki to attach to top of bag (synthetic koki used in sample)

2 x (1¾in x 2¾in) pieces of fabric for flowers at ends of cords

Hera marker

General sewing supplies

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