Ichiba Bag Pattern

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Ichiba is the Japanese word for market and you will be able to carry all your shopping or travelling needs in style with this ingenious, reversible traditional bag. This is possibly outr most popular bag pattern - like many traditional bags it starts with squares so you can remake in a range of different sizes (tips included in pattern).


  • 3 fat quarters for the bag outer
  • 3 fat quarters for the bag lining (or a piece 17" x 51"
  • 7" x 4.5" iron-on batting (pellon or similar)
  • Perle 8, Finca 8 or sashiko thread

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  • 5
    ICHIBA BAG pattern

    Posted by Clair Seymour on 9th Dec 2021

    This is the BEST pattern I've made. Great bag for presents. I use lots of leftover fabric to make them interesting.

  • 5
    Easy Practical Shopping bag project

    Posted by Lorraine on 29th Nov 2021

    This pattern makes a fantastic and practical shopping bag Traditional Japanese style. Easy peasy