Monday, January 8, 2018

Easing into the Week

Some time ago I purchased a Boro bag kit from French General- one for me and one for my daughter. 

I started it on New Years Eve. My base was muslin and a piece of batting. I placed the indigo 
randomly and started sewing with sashiko/primitive stitches. 

 The circular piece on the center left is one I dyed in Lori Triplett's class in November. The weave was extra tight so I only added a small piece. Stitching through it was hard! The cool looking piece on the lower left was given to me by my friend Phyliss, but its weave was tight too.
So, I cut that piece down a considerable amount then I added a few other pieces.

I then buttonhole stitched around it to attach it to the linen bag. 
I'm so happy with it and it was incredibly easy!

I'm actually thinking about doing the other side the same way, but with red fabric. 

Make it a wonderful Monday!


  1. What a great project. I love to stitch with pieces that carry memories

  2. I love it! For inspiration World Market had some bags with similar stitching. I was tempted...

  3. That is an awesome bag. Love how that hand stitched piece looks.

  4. Cute bag... but what IS a boro bag??
    Love your stitching and the fabrics! Great little project!

  5. Really interesting and unique! Something that will bet comments, I think.

  6. I love how that came out and how it looks on the bag. I have seen similar techniques with pillows too, like using scraps and hand stitching.


  7. your bag turned out great Lori

  8. Great use of different skills......... Lovely bag....

  9. Lori...the bag turned out great. I love Boro and Sashiko stitching pieces. Enjoy!

  10. Lori, it looks fabulous!! I love Boro too but boy don't your fingers get sore!!! A friend and i did a Boro workshop back in November and we were given lots of vintage kimono and indigo fabric scraps to work with. We used a tea towel as the base to stitch the scraps on to. At the end of the day i turned my piece around and it was so weird because it resembled Mt Fuji... you can imagine my surprise! It was then that i decided i would make it into a tote bag :))

  11. Beautifully done! I love the fabric that looks like crescent moons, center left. Is that one you dyed yourself?


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