Japanese Knot Bag Free Sewing Pattern. This cute little bag is so easy and so fast to sew! NO TEMPLATES are needed for making an adorable Japanese Knot Bag. It’s a great Beginner Sewing Project!

Finished measurements (approximate):
H 5 1/4” (13,5 cm)
W 4 3/4” (12 cm)
D 3 1/4” (8 cm)

You can give this mini bag away as gifts with a little surprise tucked inside.

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You will need:
– 1 rectangle 15’’ x 8 3/4’’ (38 x 22 cm) from Exterior fabric*
– 1 rectangle 15’’ x 8 3/4’’ (38 x 22 cm) from Lining fabric*
– 2 rectangles 8 3/4’’ x 5 1/2’’ (22 x 14 cm) for straps*
– 1 rectangle 15’’ x 8 3/4’’ (38 x 22 cm) from Non-woven fusible interfacing or Fusible fleece** (for exterior rectangle)
– Woven fusible interfacing – 2 rectangles 8 3/4’’ x 5 1/2’’ (22 x 14 cm) for straps pieces
– 1 metal snap or 1 sew-on magnetic snap closure***

NOTE: All of the seam allowances are 3/8″ (1 cm) unless otherwise noted.

*I suggest the cotton fabric (like quilting cotton). Remember about directional prints when cutting. For straps, you can use contrast cotton fabric or cut from exterior or lining fabric.
**For small size use a thinner fusible fleece.
Press to fuse the interfacing and fleece to the wrong side of all the needed details. 
NOTE! Following the manufacturer’s instructions on the interfacing.
***If you will attach the metal snap by hand, then follow the instructions on the package. Use the metal snap for the press if you have a press. If you want the outside of the bag to be clean, then use the sew-on magnetic snap.


The sewing tutorial below is totally FREE!
Also, this pattern is available to buy as a SET of 2 sizes in our shop by clicking on the button.

Larger bag measures:
H 8 1/4” (21 cm)
W 7 1/4” (18,5 cm)
D 4 3/4” (12 cm)
These bags make a cute gift for any crocheter, knitter, or sewer!

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Are you ready to sew? Let’s get started to make a sweet little bag!

Japanese Bag sewing pattern-2

Fold exterior and lining pieces in half with short edges together, right sides together. Sew side seams using a 3/8′′ (1 cm) seam allowance. Leave an opening at the one side of the lining for turning. Tip: You can mark where you should start and stop sewing.

Press the seams open. Pinch each corner of the bag by making the triangle. Use a fabric pen to draw a long line across the corner – 3 1/8’’ (8 cm). Pin the corner flat and sew across the line. Trim away in half the seams allowances.

Fold the strips in half lengthwise and press, right sides together. Sew a 3/8″ (1 cm) along the long edge and one of the short edges, as shown.

Trim the corners and turn right side out. Press well.

Turn the exterior basket right side out. Match up the center of the strap with the side seam of the basket, raw edges together. Line up the tops and pin. Repeat with the other strap on the opposite side. Sew about 1/4′′ (0,7 cm) to secure in place.

Then slide the exterior basket inside of the lining. The right sides of the fabrics should be facing each other (in this step, the straps will hide inside between two baskets).

Match up the side seams and line up the tops of the two basket pieces. Pin around the entire top and sew with a 3/8′′ (1 cm) seam allowance.

Turn the basket right side out through the opening. Hide the hole removing the allowances inside and topstitch (or make the invisible stitching by hand*). Push the lining inside the exterior of the Basket.
*Click here for how to make an invisible stitch.

Line up the tops and pin around. Topstitch around 1/4” (0,7 cm) from the top edge. Be careful not to sew the straps to the basket. Give your Basket one final press.

Attach the metal snap pieces (or sew-on magnetic snap) at the center front and center back of the bag at the same distance from the top.

If you attach the metal snap by hand, then follow the instructions on the package. Use the metal snap for the press if you have a press. If you want the outside of the bag to be clean, then use the sew-on magnetic snap.

Your Mini Knot Bag is done!
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