Date published: 23 Jul 2021
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The Japanese Knot Bag is a small and elegant open tote bag, with a twist! It features asymmetrical handles and a boxed bottom which allows the bag to stand by itself.
The longer handle slips through the other to form a knot and closes the bag. No need for zippers, buttons, or drawstrings since the handles serve as the method of closure. Neat, right? The bag can easily be used in reverse just as well. One bag, two prints, versatile accessory for your wardrobe. Doubles up as a mandarin orange carrier during Chinese New Year as well! The bag fits four oranges perfectly.
The bag is a quick sew, great for gifts!
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- Asymmetrical handles
The pdf pattern includes 15 pages of sewing instructions, complete with 34 step-by-step color photos. Also included in the PDF pattern are printable pattern pieces for your home printer. A video tutorial (right at the bottom of this page) is also available for the visual learners.
Estimated Finished Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
16 x 8 x 31 (cm)
Materials and Supplies
- 1/2 yard exterior fabric
- 1/2 yard interior fabric
01:07 - Creating the exterior and interior bags separately
02:51 - Boxing the corners
04:15 - Assembling both exterior and interior bags
06:10 - Sewing the "armholes"
07:35 - Sewing the "necklines"
10:34 - Joining the handles
14:35 - Topstitching around the "armholes" and "necklines"