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Japanese Knot Bag

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute, Mod
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Japanese Knot Bag
Tell us more about what inspired you. Pattern by Helen Heath.

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What materials did you use? Home decor weight cotton

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern is a free tutorial from Helen Heath. There is a link to the pattern named "Japanese Knot Bag" in the "Name of website or photo" field of the description (project source).

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I love them! I made one yesterday ... but I had some problem with handles ... my stiches aren't so perfect ... did you stitch the tops of the handles by hand?

10/28/2015 Flag

From a previous reply, that might help: I did sew the two extremities together by hand using a whipstitch. But, I would do it differently. Did you ever saw that free pattern: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-pillows-gifts/bags-and-purses/grab-bags? It is a similar bag with the same type of handles. But, their way of joining the handle ends is much better. I suggest you refer to this. Basically when sewing the lining and outer fabric together, you don't sew the handles all the way through the top. You stop 2 inch from the top end to leave enough fabric to be able to manipulate the handles to sew both ends together by machine. Once turn right side out, join the outer fabrics ends together using a 1/2" seam allowance. For the lining fabric just fold and press one end by 1/4". This will cover the raw edge of the other end. Then topstitch the outer fabric and lining all the way around the handles. Hope this helps.

10/28/2015 Flag

where do you get the pattern or dimensions to cut them out

12/29/2015 Flag

Hello:all things is great.tanke you

12/31/2015 Flag

How in the world do I get to the pattern!?!?!!! This has got to be the most frustrating site I have ever visited!

01/31/2016 Flag

I know! I don't know where to put the link to make it work. You can find it next to Name of website or photo. If it doesn't work, contact me by email: josee at thecharmingneedle dot com

02/05/2016 Flag

This is so cute! I'd like to see what the bottom looks like.

02/07/2016 Flag