If you want to make a small gift even more special, this pojagi bag will do it. It is about 5″ wide and 4″ deep, so it’s the perfect size for gift cards or jewelry.
Crafters are always ready to work on something for Christmas, but usually the cool fall weather really starts to get people in the mood. It’s eleven weeks until Christmas, and I have a special gift for you. Starting next week, I will be sharing a small pojagi project each week until Christmas.
This small flower is a common decorative element in pojagi. It is not difficult, but takes a bit of planning ahead, since you need to allow drying time. It is best done with a fine fabric like silk. This sample is done with handkerchief linen. I just use regular polyester sewing thread.
The triple backstitch is a common design element in pojagi. It is used primarily as an accent or to hold two layers of fabric together like quilting, but it is not a seam. For anyone who has done embroidery before, it will be pretty familiar. Be careful, though, it is harder than it looks. Even for experienced needleworkers, it takes a lot of practice to get it right.