For this clutch the main section has been hand sewn with Sashiko thread in the Japanese Boro style. I used a sewing machine to construct the bag. There are two pockets, one with a zipper. The clutch bag is lined with burgundy linen and the zipper is grey. 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 W9½" x H6½" or W24 cms x H16.5 cms.