Box pouches with Mary by Emedoodle

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-04-27T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-04-27T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

This evening my friend/co-worker Mary came over to sew. We've been sewing together for a couple years about once a month or so - typically we make smalle projects in the beginner/intermediate area... Mary likes to sew but with guidance! :) We usually make gifts for people (a flannel baby blanket is her staple item!). 

(By the way this was Mary's first zipper ever!!!)

Tonight we made box pouches. We used this tutorial but didn't line it, and used this tutorial to figure out the dimensions. I've made dozens of these for my family members. They're great gifts. This time our two starting pieces were 14" x 10" ... but I would prefer 16" on the long side for larger toiletry bags. 

We use the "fabric" from those plastic coated re-usable totes (you can buy them anywhere but the prettiest ones come from Michael's or Home Goods! They're about $1 - $2 a piece and you get almost 2 FQ's worth of "fabric" from them! Much cheaper than using laminate fabric. 

If you're interested in checking out some more examples of these sorts of box pouches check out this link to my blog - I've made a ton of these! :) And I have so many more to go - my sister even bought me a zillion zippers from ZipIt on etsy (that's the best place to order from if you're going to order zippers!!)

Pictures

Loves

Jschlender

Comments

True

Great idea and love where you get fabric from...creative plus!

Piggybaby

hi Emily,
I haven't gotten around to making box pouces like these, but I think they would make great teacher gifts!
I love your idea about using tote bags from stores- that's so brilliant!
p.s. I have read your blog before, and noticed that you're a Chicago girl too. (I was born and gre up in Chicago, but now live in the dreaded burbs ;0 ) Anyway, thanks for the tips
Jen (piggybaby) cat

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