Enjoy this creative, fun and easy project incorporating sashiko and freeform appliqué. This kit contains everything you need to make the bag, and comprehensive instructions for the composition of the front of the bag. The reverse side is up to you! Use the fabrics provided to keep this reverse side simple, or use the skills you have learned to get creative.
Each tote bag made will be unique, as while the composition of the bag is the same, details like the pre-stencilled sashiko and takumi cat blocks and handle colour will vary between each kit.
This kit contains navy and white sashiko threads. If you would like to add hint of colour (Jane added a touch of ST-95 green variegated as seen in the product images) please purchase an additional skein of thread or use some from your stash. This is a wonderful project to get creative and add your personal touch.
2 x pre-stencilled sashiko blocks (designs vary)
2 x Takumi cat blocks (designs vary)
Bag tape for handles
White and navy sashiko thread
Sashiko patterns for transfer
Good pair of sharp scissors
Quilters square ruler (approx 12½ in is very useful)
Cutting mat and rotary cutter
Sashiko thimble if desired
Navy hand sewing thread (I used thread from my sewing machine)
40cm lightweight iron-on interfacing (whisperweft)
Australian 20 cent coin or make up template of circle
Ball point pen, Sticky tape, Pins
Washout fabric marking pens
Washout glue pen
1/2m fabric for lining