japanese knot bag sewn by lulu & celeste

Monaluna Journey tour: Japanese knot bag set

I absolutely love Monaluna Organic Fabrics! I’m so happy that I was able to be on this tour hosted by Gemia of Phat Quarters because it forced me to cut into this beautiful fabric I had received instead of just stashing it away. I have some other Monaluna fabric stashed away that I had purchased in the past and I keep changing my mind about what I want to make with it. But after sewing these up I’m determined to sew with the rest of my Monaluna stash.

The fabric was generously provided to tour participants by Jennifer of Monaluna Organic Fabrics. This post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk (*).

Originally I was going to make a different bag but just before starting the project I realised I didn’t have enough interfacing and no time to go shopping. So I switched things up and made myself a new tote to replace my super sad one that I use for carrying my lunch to work in. (The handles are nearly non-existent).

I’ve been seeing tutorials for the Japanese knot bags all over the place but most of the finished bags were super tiny. Finally I came across the Lil Knot bag pattern* by Indigobirddesign. The pattern comes in three sizes. I sewed the medium size, which is still a little smaller than I would have liked but it’s large enough for my needs.

Japanese knot bag with monaluna fabrics

The pattern is reversible! Most likely I’ll be keeping the Desert Floral on the outside for the most part since it’s dark and I’ll be carrying it around on public transit but I love Dry Garden too. So pretty!

Since I had a lot of scraps leftover I decided to make myself a pretty notepad cover. I also had received some Paintbrush so I incorporated it into the other two projects. I used the dimensions from a tutorial I had found to cut out my pieces but I randomly pieced together the outside fabric. I’m in love with it. I used a vintage button from my stash. It doesn’t show too well in the photo but it’s pearlized. I also made myself a new key fob. They’re so easy and quick to make.

Notebook with monaluna fabrics

Inside notebook using monaluna fabrics
The inside
Notebook with monaluna fabrics
Front and back

Bag and Notebook with monaluna fabrics

I still have a few scraps (about a fat quarter each of the two florals and a fat eighth of the Paintbrush) left so there might be a couple new projects showing up at some point.

We have a giveaway happening for this tour thanks to our friends at Itch to Stitch, Grammies Dolls, Bella Sunshine, SisBoom, Little Moo Designs, Izzy & Ivy Designs, The Cloth Parcel, Jalie, Designs by Call Ajaire and Love Notions.

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 Japanese knot bag with monaluna fabrics
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