How to draft a pattern and sew a Japanese Knot Bag by Sewspire

Pattern Drafting: Japanese Knot Bag by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

This tutorial was a special request from a friend of mine who owns a similar bag and asked me to show her how she could make another one that is larger.

Side note: I originally released this as an exclusive tutorial for our Sewspire Patrons. Since then I have had many requests to share it with our larger Sewspire community here on YT. If you enjoy this type tutorial which I call sewing fundamentals you may want to give some consideration to joining our Patreon Community where you will have access to my master class called AMC and we can dive deeper into my sewing philosophy:

In this video, I will show you how to craft your own paper pattern for the Japanese Knot Bag so that you will have the option of making a larger version if you like.

In addition, the video outlines the Order of Operations (OOO) in which this style of bag needs to be constructed.

It’s a rather fun project once you understand the order in which to assemble it. The sides can be a little tricky though so go slow and press well! If you are hesitant about your ability to press well then I suggest cutting larger “arm holes” for your first few until you get the process down.

A key benefit of following the Sewspire channel and being a Sewspire Patron is that I get to sew the 5 practice versions (the number of prototypes which this design took) and workout all the quirks so you don’t have to!

I hope you enjoy the instruction and the process. I shall be looking forward to seeing your finished bags and encourage you to make the design your own.

Creatively yours,

P.S. If you are following along with our ongoing RRR Series, I think this would be super cute crafted from a recycled t-shirt.