The Boxy Bag is being taught in school!

Some examples of 'pattern hacks' made to the So Sew Easy Boxy Bag.  How would you personalise yours?

Following on from the Scissors Pouch sewing pattern that Marina at Frocks and Frolics designed, I just wanted to tell you a bit about how the Boxy Bag is now being used as a learn-to-sew pattern in her sewing classes in the UK.

I was so delighted when Marina asked if she could use my pattern in her sewing classes and I’ve been really interested to follow as her students have used the pattern, made changes and improvements and personalised it in so many different ways.

The glorious red ‘heart’ bag above on the right for example, has had the top section increased in height and has extra wide straps.  The cute VW bag has applique on the bottom section and lined wide straps.

Some examples of 'pattern hacks' made to the So Sew Easy Boxy Bag.  How would you personalise yours?

In this example, the student used a single strap and placed it end to end instead of from the sides.  What do you prefer?  She also made the matching scissors and sewing case from the pattern that Marina designed to accompany the bag sewing lesson.  Did you see the free pattern and tutorial for the scissors case – mine came out so cute and I use it every day!

Scissors pouch pattern. Ideal to hold your sewing supplies.

Marina has also produced several videos covering the options for the bag, how she used the pattern to change the sizing, and even shows a full tutorial video on how to sew the boxy bag from start to finish along with all of her own suggestions and sewing tips.  She really is a great teacher.

Read more about the various bags her students have made and see the great videos Marina has produced at Frocks and Frolics Boxy Bag page.

And watch the tutorial video:


If you would like to buy the Boxy Bag pattern, it’s available for download, along with the full instructions at Craftsy – just click the picture below.

The Boxy Bag. Great for a lunch box, cosmetics or toiletries bag, mini holdall for the beach, traveling and more. Soft and padded but sturdy. From So Sew Easy.

Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy

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7 Responses to The Boxy Bag is being taught in school!

  1. Cute pattern and a great project for sewing students!

  2. Love this project. I may try it with my 9 year old. She loves to sew. Really cute.

  3. sheila says:

    REALLY cute! Visiting from Annemarie’s blog! Sheila

  4. Marti says:

    Love the bag! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor. Pinned!

  5. Toodie says:

    Now that is a bag that I could truly fit things in! And so darn cute, every one of them! Going to my sewing room…now.

  6. Gentle Joy says:

    Nice bag – thank you for sharing it. Gentle Joy

  7. Very clever Deby…haven’t visited for a while and now there’s so so much to catch up on….if only there was time to do all these clever sewing ideas. I’ll just have to read and imagine them…..wish they’d been round when I was younger and needed more :)
    One truly doesn’t need glossy magazines anymore…everything is at our fingertips on the net. Keep up your fantastic work Deby…you are truly a talented lady in many ways.
    Greetings from Alexa in Australia

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