Scraps of authentic Japanese fabric for Boro inspired stitching


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If you are not sure this product suits your needs please send me a message for more information and clarification . This product is NOT for conventional patchwork, it is for creative expression in stitching and patching and artistic textile work!!!! Please look at my photos of my work, or visit my Instagram page Bittern by the Bug. Please be aware these pieces are small, around 3 inches square or sometimes irregular in size. They are NOT cut with a rotary cutter as people doing this work will expect raw edges and slight imperfections, and sometimes irregular shape these are some of the key features of patching stitching work.

They are not suitable for mask making unless you stitch them to a foundation, and you are aware of the Boro style stitching techniques. So in this case I would suggest fat 1/8 th fabrics which are 10 inchx20 inch approximately or fat 1/4 which are 20x20 inches approximately

Start your own Boro inspired stitching journey with my packs of some authentic Japanese, fabric cut into Boro size pieces. Each pack contains hand selected mixture of fabrics, some modern and some vintage short rolls, with never more than three pieces of the same fabric. Please remember these are scrap packs!!!!!

Pack quantity means quantity of pieces in the pack, small is 30 pieces, large is 50 pieces. The pieces themselves are all approximately 3 to 4 inches irregular in shape at times, being scraps

Hand dyed Indigo packs are now listed under a separate listing....

Blue pack depending on what I’m working on and my offcuts change!
Modern Japanese and vintage fabrics primarily dark blue in color, designs may have other colors through them, may be some solid blue

Brown pack includes a range of colors from mustard, rusty brown to dark brown to a hint of red for variety, modern, contemporary, and vintage fabrics, cottons, silks, depends on availability. Some Japanese fabrics, some asian style fabrics

White/cream pack is NOT Japanese fabrics, it covers many textile varieties , textures, linens, cottons, sheer fabrics, thick fabrics, silk, recycled, vintage and new fabrics, one thing in common being the color, cream and white

Mixed pack will be all sorts of fabrics Asian inspired, or Japanese, some vintage, some modern, various colors, silk, cotton, light wool, not usually repeated from the other packs. So if you have also bought a different pack ie Whites you won’t get double ups

These pieces are approximately 3 to 4 inches square and irregular in shape and are suitable for textile art work.
Please remember that some of these textiles are from sharing my stash that I have accumulated over 25 years and I am offering them at a very affordable cost until exhausted instead of going into landfill!
The cost in reality covers my labour, ie time spent and packing.

They may not be suitable for patching jeans, especially silk, unless you back it with another piece of fabric
Hope your stitching journey is an enjoyable one

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you run Classes / Workshops

Yes, we can run classes from beginner through to detailed workshops for Sashiko, Boro &Indigo Dyeing. Our workshops can include the supply of all materials and each attendee will go home with something new to continue their Sashiko / Boro / Indigo, journey. Classes sizes from 5 to 12 can be arranged with your Quilt group, friendship group etc. If you have a Group get together we can bring our pop-up shop along with the workshop.

Can you come to our Quilt Show or Group Meeting.

Looking for something new and unique for your next; Quilt show, Group meeting, exhibition? Bittern by the Bug can bring our unique range of Indigo dyed fabrics, patterns,kits as well as unique items to purchase, to you event.
All our items are hand crafted using the best quality materials, by our Textile Artist Andrea Taylor, with a distinct Japanese influence. Our patterns are created by Andrea and exclusive to Bittern by the Bug.
Call Andrea to discuss your up coming event and how Bittern by the Bug can offer your attendees a new unique experience.

Wunderschöne Stoffe! Ich brauche unbedingt ein Loch in den Klamotten um es SCHÖNER zu machen!

Great patterns, thankyou so much!

Fantastic service. Was a bit worried delivery might be long coming from Australia but arrived safely in excellent condition and ahead of schedule! Can’t wait to get on with my project now!

Nice pack of fabric scraps. Two of each fabric piece. Arrived quickly and securely.

great can't wait to use it

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