305 A Japanese Interior


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A traditional Japanese room is a study in simplicity - ordered and calm.  Many elements of Japanese design can be successfully incorporated into a typical home, from cushions for the couch to a futon that can be easily tucked away when not in use.  

In this pattern we have included patterns and instructions for making a variety of futon (the Japanese word "futon" describes all types of quilted bedding and floor cushions), as well as instructions (only) for creating noren (decorative curtains), and a quilted yogi (sleeping kimono). Handwork techniques are included for sashiko quilting and shibori dyeing.

Suggested fabrics: For the Cushions and Futon Covers, choose medium to heavyweight cottons, silks, or blends. For the Noren, choose light to medium-weight cottons, silks, or blends.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

This pattern is available as a Paper pattern and PDF pattern. Choose the
pattern format you want in the drop down menu. The PDF pattern has files for
copy shop (36” and A0), print at home (A4 and 8.5”x11”), as well as instructions and handwork detailing for sashiko and shibori dyeing.

Check out our blog post about how to sew the Makura Pillow.