Patchwork Book Jacket – Borrowed from Boro
Create a unique jacket for a book, diary, journal or photo album inspired by Boro; a word used to describe the evolution of rural Japanese textiles that have been repaired, patched and stitched over many years.
This modern take uses patches, machine and hand stitching and celebrates the texture and construction of fabrics. The pattern includes an introduction to Boro, lots of easy to follow full colour photographs and examples of Boro work to inspire you.
Level: Enthusiastic, ambitious stitcher, happy to throw caution to the wind.
Finished size: Will vary depending on the book you choose to cover.
You will need:
- Small scraps and off cuts 100% cotton non stretchy fabrics
- A piece of 100% cotton non stretchy fabric for the backing
- A piece of 100% cotton non stretchy fabric for the lining and pockets
- Fabric scissors
- 2 spools of thread for machine stitching
- Thread for hand stitching – embroidery thread, sashiko thread or cotton perle
- Box of pins
- Needle for hand stitching
- Sewing machine
Cost includes post and packaging