Japanese Rice Bag

I have been taking part in a few sewing swaps recently – and one of my makes was a Japanese rice bag which I thought you might like to see. It was my first attempt and of course I did not read the instructions until it was too late.

By the time I had read the instructions I realised that my blocks were too large for the pattern base – but hey ho – I carried on and improvised a new base.

The bag was for someone interested in quilting and quilting blocks, so I had a go at making a few of these too! I found a lovely rainbow and tulip pattern that were very popular on instagram and, after much unpicking, managed to get them to look quite reasonable.

So here is the finished bag in all it’s glory!

Front rainbow block
Back tulip block
Appliqued side panel

I just hope that my partner likes my make. Next time I will read the pattern first (well, maybe that is a little too optimistic!)

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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8 Responses to Japanese Rice Bag

  1. Lucie says:

    I absolutely love your rice bags. Great inspiration x

  2. claire93 says:

    that’s lovely! great mix of fabrics. I’ve never heard the term “rice bag” before . . . off to google ^^

  3. wybrow1966 says:

    Ha ha, loads of them out there – especially on Instagram.

  4. Oh dear. What is it we used to be told about reading an exam paper all the way through before starting, and did any of us ever do that?

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