For this clutch the main section has been hand sewn with Sashiko thread in the Japanese Boro style. The fabric is linen with a cotton lining. I used a sewing machine to construct the bag. There are two pockets, one with a zipper. The button fastening was made by hand using Sashiko thread. In keeping with the Boro style the patches have raw edges.
Boro was originally a method of repairing or reworking textiles, often by piecing, patching and stitching and it was a way of prolonging the life of a garment. The patches would be stitched with Sashiko running stitches often in cream thread. Today Boro and Sashiko are often regarded as an art form.
The bag measures approximately W11¼" x H7" or W28.5 cms x H18 cms.