NEW QH Textiles kuguri-sashi woven sashiko drawstring bag kit with brown yarn dyed cotton


This listing is for one drawstring purse kit with a brown hued cloth. There are two kits available, a full kit and a half kit. Please select the number and type of kits you would like to purchase using the pull-down menus.

This purse was designed by Hitomi Fujita for QH Textiles. It was made in Japan and features a lovely, kuguri-sashi (woven sashiko) hydrangea pattern over yarn dyed, 100% cotton fabric. The pattern and the marks are printed using water-soluble ink and can be washed away after the bag is made. This gorgeous fabric is reminiscent of silk tsumugi fabrics where the yarn is dyed before the cloth is woven. This is also called "shot fabric". The warp threads of the fabrics are black while the weft threads are a taupe color. The different colored warp and weft threads provide the fabric with a wonderful depth of color that changes depending on the light source. The lightweight cotton has natural slubbing giving the fabric a wonderful texture. The fabric has a subtle sheen and soft, woven texture.

The entire cloth measures about 13 3/4 inches x 25 5/8 inches (35cm x 45 cm) and the finished size of the purse is about 7 1/8 inches (18 cm) wide x 7 1/8 inches (18 cm) high x 2 3/4inches (7 cm) deep.

This bag is available in a full OR a half kit.

The full kit contains:
pre-printed cloth printed using water-soluble ink
sashiko needle (in plastic case)
set of 8 metal koki in antique bronze hue
waxed cotton cord * the color of this cord varies from kit to kit
card of variegated sashiko thread in brown hues
1 - bundle of sashiko thread in green hue
1 - bundle of sashiko thread in purple hue

The half kit contains:
pre-printed cloth printed using water-soluble ink
set of 8 metal koki in antique bronze hue
waxed cotton cord * the color of this cord varies from kit to kit

*The cloth also contains a pattern for a key fob however the key fob hardware is NOT included in either kits*

To complete the project you will need glue, lining fabric, stuffing (for drawstring ends), pliers. key fob hardware (D ring with swivel) and either machine or hand sewing supplies.

The kit includes the same koki that are available here:

Please refer to photo with the crayons for the most accurate representation of the cloth color. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for a color comparison.

Do NOT iron the fabric prior to removing the pre-printed pattern or the pattern may not wash out completely.

To remove markings:

*Do not iron or get the cloth wet until the stitching is completed.
*Hand wash in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
*Iron while still moist on low temperature. Place sashiko cloth face down onto folded bath towel, prior to ironing, to prevent the stitching from being flattened.

Find sashiko thread and notions here:

Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you, which will have the accurate combined shipping costs. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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    Reviews (5)


    Quality kit and excellent shop

    Item received as described. Thank you.

    Fast shipping and beautiful project

    This is so unusual, beautiful, and a complete kit! I can hardly wait to start. Superb service, communication, kindness, and incredibly beautiful offerings!

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