While I was at the library yesterday, I saw a woman showing her Japanese knot bag to one of the librarians. The fabric was lovely and so was the bag, but it seemed a little different from the pattern I downloaded, and it looked great. She said she got hers online from All People Quilt.
I was unable to find a pattern on APQ and after some research, I kept coming back to the same tutorial & pattern I'd originally downloaded.
It would seem that the bags would serve different purposes. The smaller one would be great for carrying a little cash, I.D., keys, etc. Ideal for a visit to a flea market. :) The larger, wider one the lady made would carry more.
Here is an adorable version of the smaller bag that Junie Moon posted. (Used with her permission.) The bag is reversible, and the other side is just as cute.She has other Japanese knot bags on her blog, too; click here if you want to check them out. I'm going to get around to making one...soon.