As you may know, I hosted November’s sewalong for Japanese knot bags and this is the roundup of all the wonderful bags which have been made around the world.
We’ve seen lots of WIP shots, here is Dawn’s
a child sized bag by Elinor
Andrea produced this beautiful bag.
Sonja made a bag from this gorgeous embroidered fabric
A date night bag by Sharon
Great pattern matching in Trish’s bag
This bag is made from a tea towel. What a great idea! The other side is even more attractive but I couldn’t load it for some reason.
Some gorgeous flamingo fabric
How about this bag? Susan did all the embroidery. Just exquisite.
Marieke made this gorgeous brocade bag.
Rosemary is intending to use her bags in lieu of wrapping paper – how cool is that?
Another gorgeous piece of fabric from Jewel.Rosemary also made this bag – this is the inside, which she tie-dyed.
and this is the outside, which she embroidered sashiko style
Lori persevered with my dodgy instructions to produce this rather gorgeous bag
Andrea recycled a stunning top with rather awkward pattern placement. I’m so glad she was able to turn something unwearable into something so lovely
Another child’s bag from Elinor
Lovely pattern placement from Kathy
Heather squeaked it in with this lovely bag
she very cleverly recycled a zipped pocket from a thrift store bag.
Last, but certainly not least, here is Dawn’s exquisite silk bag with free hand machine embroidery. This really makes me think of a Japanese kimono!
This is as many bags as I could find for the roundup. If I have missed one (or more), please let me know and I shall amend the post.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the sewalong. I hope you go on to make many more bags and you continue to enjoy the pattern.
And finally, have a look at this one from Elizabeth Suzann (thanks to my follower Hélène for this link), which may inspire you to make more 🙂
21 thoughts on “A plethora of Japanese knot bags!”
What an amazing and gorgeous array of Japanese Knot bags. well done to all the creative sewers! A feast for the eyes! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Roma, I was thrilled with what everyone made.
Love the way how you’re showing all the bags in this post. It really was a great idea Sue to turn the Japanese knot bag into a SAL. Thank you. I loved making my bag.
I am so pleased you enjoyed making the bag, Sonja.
All the bags are lovely, and so diverse! Thanks for the Sewalong and for showing all the bags. I will definitely be making more! (inspired by some of those others, and your own!).
I would love you to make more, Trish!
Well I have already sized down your pattern for an evening bag. If I get time, I will make it this weekend, and put it on my Flickr account. I must load some self-made clothes on there as well!
It is the best evening bag, Trish. Can’t wait to see yours!
Thanks for hosting Sue! What a great group of bags!
Thanks Judy, I’m so pleased with what everyone produced.
Your now famous Japanese bag has spread all over the sewing community. These are so diverse and cute. Bravo to all makers and many thanks to you!
And thank you for the pattern testing and all the links!
One pattern and 1000 looks! Lovely!
I know, how well did they all turn out?
Wow there are some gorgeous bags and I love mine so thank you for inspiring us to sew along.
I’m so glad you like it Sharon. May you get years of pleasure from it.
Gorgeous. I’m still intending, but not making yet.
I hope you will blog it if you do make one, as I’d love to see it.
Can you please send me the size of your bag pattern please .
To be honest it can be any size. Mine is about 23cms across.