Furoshiki Tote Bag Pattern and Sewing Instructions

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This pattern was originally featured on the kokka-fabric blog, but has been given a fresh write-up here for our Kokka Fabrics customers - enjoy!

This tote bag was inspired by the traditional Japanese “furoshiki”, a square piece of cloth that can be used as a bag, for gift wrapping, and as decoration. The fabric used to make this bag is from the textile designer “tayutou” and features a modern take on Japanese patterns. This particular pattern is an interpretation of a hydrangea. This stunning bag pattern was designed by tayutou’s designer herself, Ayumi Toda.

Design & Final Piece: Ayumi Toda (fabrica uka)

Materials Required: 

  • Fabric:
    Handle outer fabric: 30 cm x 130 cm
    Handle lining fabric: 30 cm x 130 cm
    Main bag outer fabric: 40 cm x 60 cm

    Bag inner pocket: 60 cm x 60 cm

  • Quilt batting (with adhesive): 40 cm x 60 cm
  • Magnetic Clasps (hook type): One pair (1.5cm diameter) 

 Fabric shown for this sample:

  • Handle outer fabric: tayutou "Hydrangea" JG50800-801A
  • Handle lining fabric: tayutou JG50810-10E
  • Main bag outer fabric: tayutou JG50810-10B
  • Bag innner pocket: tayutou JG50810-10E

When sewn together, the finished product should measure: 

19 cm (length), 20 cm (width), 15 cm (diameter)

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