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!

* 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)
  • Pencil
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating sewing thread
  • Iron
  • Needle and thread for basting stitch (optional)
Knot Bag Tutorial

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 Tutorial

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.

Knot Bag Tutorial

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 Tutorial

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 Tutorial

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

Knot Bag Tutorial

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

Knot Bag Tutorial

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.

** New updated video will be coming soon! 

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