Sew a fun and functional Japanese style knot bag with this PDF SEWING PATTERN.
This compact bag closes by threading the handle through a wide closure loop on the opposite side of the bag.
The finished bag opens up nice and wide. The handle and closure loop can be folded down along the side to allow you complete access to the top of the bag.
The exterior pocket is repeated inside the bag and the pockets are large enough for a phone, small journal, pens, etc.
This cute bag makes a nice handbag/wristlet or can be used as a small project tote.
Instructions are written for using a bottom weight fabric like twill, denim, cotton duck, canvas, corduroy fabric for the exterior bag body pieces A & E. Home dec fabrics can also be used. The handles, pockets and lining are quilting cotton.
This makes for a fairly structured bag that will loosen up with use. This bag also works really well without a lot of structure and can be made in just the fabrics, or using only some of the supportive materials (i.e. fleece and interfacing).
This pattern is a paper and ink friendly 10-pages: 6-pages of text and color photos showing the steps to complete the bag + 4-pages of black and white pattern pieces.
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Sewing Skill Level
Intermediate - You have experience making lined bags with handles and darts.
Approximate Finished Dimensions
12" w x 8" h x 3.5" d x 6" handle drop (305mm x 203mm x 89mm x 152mm)
Supplies (Materials You Provide)
• 1/3 yard 42" wide bottom weight fabric for exterior bag body
• 1/2 yard 42" wide quilting cotton fabric for pockets, handles, and lining
• 1/2 yard 20" wide woven cotton fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• 1/3 yard 42" wide muslin
• 1/2 yard 44" wide fusible fleece - Pellon 987F
• Basic sewing tools and notions - machine, scissors, thread, marking pen, etc.
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Sew It & Sell It
Bags made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer michellepatterns.com design credit in written descriptions.
This print-at-home pattern is available for instant download once your payment is processed. You will have 30-days to download your pattern.