A (newish) pattern

A while ago (Feb. 2011) I posted a free tutorial for sewing a bag that you could slide a cardboard box into and use for produce. It was quite a popular tutorial...


boxed bag collage 

But most of the comments were unappreciative and pointed out things that they thought I was doing wrong. Such is the way of the internet when you put things out for free.


I took the tutorial down a few months ago and decided to make it even better and turn it into a pattern.


asquaredw pattern: Any Size Box-Bottom Bags


The pattern is $4 and available for instant download through my Meylah store.


While the pattern does not include directions for creating a patchwork or pieced exterior, I decided to play around with some possibilities. The middle one was inspired by Alexia and the end one is just yellow happiness. :)


asquaredw pattern: Any Size Box-Bottom Bags

These actually have boxes in them to hold the shape. The larger one I use for produce (like the original pattern, shown in Amy Butler fabric). The smaller one on the right is where I keep my larger quilting supplies. It's just an Ikea box that I covered in Melody Miller fabric. It's not glued, so I can salvage the fabric and the box if I ever want to change things.

asquaredw pattern: Any Size Box-Bottom Bags

11 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern...I really like your different variations!

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  2. I'm glad you posted this as a pattern because I thought it was a really great idea. Perfect for the farmers market.

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  3. I liked the original; but now, with all of the variations, I love it! I love the idea of a storage box - for all sorts of supplies :)

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  4. I think this is a great idea too. Every one will be stealing photocopier paper boxes from work and putting them to good use!

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  5. I love this!!! :) What a great idea!!! Definitely going to have to add this of my sewing to-do list...It'd be a perfect way to story the baby's toys

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  6. Cool! I agree--perfect for the farmers market!

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  7. I love this idea. Saves the produce when traveling home from the farmer's market. I'm happy to see that you've reposted such a great design.

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  8. I especially love the patchwork version. Nice job, Ali!

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  9. Very cute and perfect for produce at the farmers market! Another crafty idea for Christmas gifts!

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