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Knot Bag Tutorial

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! This is my new website and I thought I should start by posting my most popular tutorial.

This simple reversible knot bag is a fun project for beginner and advanced sewers alike! They make great gifts for teachers, knitters, and kids. Check out the tutorial below and I will be posting a free video tutorial soon. Enjoy!

* Update - Video is available here

* Knot Bag pattern is available at my shop

Knot Bag by Indigobird Design

You will need :

One Fat Quarter of patterned fabric, 18" x 22" (46cm x 56cm)

One Fat Quarter of solid fabric, 18" x 22" (46cm x 56cm)


Fabric scissors


Sewing machine

Coordinating sewing thread


Needle and thread for basting stitch (optional)

Knot Bag - step 1 & 2

Download and print template. Fold each fabric in half, right sides facing. Trace template on each fabric, right sides facing, and cut out.

Knot bag - steps 3 & 4

You now have two solid pieces and two pattern pieces. Align and pin the two solid pieces together, right sides facing. Do the same with the two pattern pieces.

Using a 1/4"[6mm] seam allowance, sew along the top of each handle and the bottom curve, leaving the sides of both handles open. Clip the curves.

Knot bag - steps 7 & 8

Turn the solid piece right side out, and insert the solid piece into the inside-out patterned piece. Align the raw edges around the "neckline" of the bag and pin.

Knot bag - steps 9 & 10

Sew with a 1/4"[6mm] seam allowance. Clip the curves.

Knot bag - steps 11 & 12

Turn the bag right side out through the long handle (patterned fabric on the outside). Press all seams.

Fold raw edges of "armholes" in 1/4"[6mm] and press. Pin or baste together. Edgestitch 1/8"[3mm] around the bag handles to finish. You are done! Enjoy!

Knot bag - 3 sizes

knot bag - medium size & inner pocket

The Reversible Knot Bag is available at my shop in three sizes and the large bag has an inner slip pocket. All templates are full size so there's no need to enlarge.

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