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Here’s a super simple FREE sewing pattern on how to make a Japanese Knot Bag. And as an extra bonus, Ellen Thomas from The Chilly Dog shows you how to make the bag fully reversible. So the pattern is free and the bag is reversible, what more could you ask for?
This simple yet functional bag can be used as a small purse to carry your essentials when you are on the go.
The Japanese Knot Bag is a popular pattern for beginner sewers because it doesn’t have any difficult closures to sew. It may look a little odd that one handle on the bag is much longer than the other, but slide the longer handle through the smaller loop and it closes the bag top securely.
Now you have a cute bag to hang off your wrist, your elbow or shoulder (depending on how big you make your knot bag.) Use the single pattern piece to sketch out your own design in any size. So you can make a small one in a pretty satin or brocade as an evening purse, or make it big and use a canvas or home decor fabric for a great every day stuff-all bag.
Ellen’s finished bag measured about 11 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches deep.
What you will need to make a Japanese Knot Bag:-
You can download below a simple design for this bag, which you may use to sketch out your own pattern piece in any size you like. A full-scale printable pattern is also available if you don’t feel confident drawing it yourself.
It’s now time to pick out those two different colors of fabric and get sewing!
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