146 Japanese Carpenter's Bag Kits

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This kit has everything you need to sew up the Japanese Carpenter's Bag and embroidery a sashiko desgin on the outside.  The Japanese Carpenter’s Bag is based on an original antique bag that Japanese carpenters used to store long rulers and chisels. This bag is perfect for storing your rolled up PDF patterns, yard sticks, and drafting rulers.  The pattern includes instructions for sashiko embroidery and the sashiko design that was used on the original bag.

There are two different kits for a traditional look - a dark indigo twill with white sashiko thread and an cream colored lightweight canvas with navy sashiko thread.

Each kit contains:

  • 2 sashiko needles
  • fabric to make the pattern (navy twill or creamy canvas)
  • sashiko thread (white or navy)
  • paper pattern pieces (including sashiko design)
  • paper sewing instructions for bag and sashiko instructions

This bag is perfect for making or giving as a gift, as well as a fun and easy project to complete for your home studio!

The pattern for this bag comes from the 146 Bags from Around the World, a collection of six bags from different countries and cultures. The