A Japanese Rice Bag or Komebukuro is easy to make. Originally made as utilitarian bags to transport and store rice, you can use this simple template for a variety of different bags. You will need 10 squares of fabric. Of those ten squares, five are for the lining, one is for the bottom and four are visible. You may want to choose your fabrics keeping this in mind.
- 10 Equal squares of fabric (only four will be visible)
- 5 squares of wadding
- Thread to match
- Cord Material for loops
You can make this bag in any size: you can use 10 cm (4”) squares up to 40 cm (16”) squares.
The four sides that are visible can be decorated fabric or four patchwork blocks that are left over or specially made.