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Knotted Pouch Pattern and Tutorial

Reusable Cloth Gift Wrapping
DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

The knotted pouch, sometimes referred to as an origami pouch, is a reusable alternative for wrapping gifts this holiday. Afterwards, it can be used for storing homemade bread and cookies, purchasing bulk groceries, holding yarn, and packing a picnic.

DIY Knotted Pouch Sewing Materials

Materials

Print layout diagram: Use 8.5" x 11" and check 1" scale marker

Sewing Pattern Digital Print Layout

Tools
  • Sewing Machine 
  • Serger (alternative: zigzag stitch) 
  • Chalk 
  • Sewing gauge
  • Scissors

DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Prep 
Prepare your fabric by washing (with a vinegar rinse!) and drying. Iron.Place your pattern on top of the fabric, chalk the lines and marks, and cut. 

Step 1 
 Double fold short vertical ends. Press under. You do this by first pressing under 1 cm (3/8") and then pressing under another 1 cm (3/8"). This is the underside.

Double Fold Short Edges

Step 2
Here is a diagram for instructional purposes. We basically have three squares next to each other making a long rectangle.

Instructional Photo for Origami Pouch Tutorial

With fabric right side up, fold 1 on top of 2 exposing your the double fold on the left.Sew over 1/2. Serge 1/2 and 3.

DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Step 3 
With fabric right side up, move 4 out of the way and fold 6 on top of 5.Sew through 5/6. Serge 5/6 and 4, straightening fabric as you go. Here's some wonky pictures to illustrate:

DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial
DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial Step by step

Step 4 
Turn bag right side out. Turn under serged edges 1 cm (3/8") and press.Tuck serge tail under at the corners. 
Sew around the pouch; back stitch slightly at corner and the "V" to secure.

DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial
DIY Origami Bag Knotted Pouch Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

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