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.
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!
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.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy