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Boro Scrap Bag 1


Create the scrappy, improvisational look of traditional Japanese Boro

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The Boro quilt in my book, Wise Craft Quilts, is inspired by the beautiful make-do folk fabric made in Japan known as Boro. Meaning “tattered cloth” or “rags”, smaller pieces of fabrics are patched together to make one larger piece of fabric. The larger piece of fabric is then used for things like futon covers. It creates a very beautiful fabric, and the best part is that there are no mistakes! Stitch it together, add decorative stitching on top, and continue adding over time


Most often made of indigo cottons, the effect is usually a very balanced, subdued color palette. This Scrap bag contains pieces of the actual fabrics I used in the original Boro Quilt I made. I will also include a selection of vintage trims and Japanese indigos collected by me. When you receive it, you have begun your collection. It will give you a great idea of the types of fabrics and trims you can use (probably from your own stash!) to create a Boro cloth.


Included in the 100% cotton drawstring Wise Craft Handmade logo bag:

  • Various pieces of 100% Cotton Japanese Yukata cloth (the fabric used for Summer kimonos in Japan)
  • Wool Japanese kimono cloth
  • vintage indigo cotton pieces rescued from old Boro cloths
  • Pieces of vintage lace and lacy fabric that can be layer onto the base Boro cloth layer
  • 1 skein of Navy Blue 100% Cotton Sashiko Thread from Olympus for hand stitching on your Boro cloth.


Interested in learning how I created the Boro Quilt in my book? Join the #wisecraftstitchalong to recreate the Boro quilt. Read all the details.

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 14 × 12 × 1 in