by pldc 06 Nov 2016

I have always wanted to sew a box bag & now I have made these for Christmas. I found a site & a utube video with instructions & followed them to the letter. How to make a Zippered Box Pouch | with Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics

That said I I do not care for the raw edges only Sergered on the inside so after doing the spider-man, one with yellow liner I decided to alter the process by adding bindings to all of the insides. Unfortunately I did all the bottoms first so I could not add the bindings there. I will know for next time.
I am happy with these & will make more. you can make these with just 2 fat quarters of fabric & some heavy fusible interfacing & a zipper. these will make two each if you make them the same sizes as the video. I think they will be well liked & quite useful too

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by stork 07 Nov 2016

They look great and everyone is going to love them. Thanks for the link, I need to try some of these.

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pldc by pldc 07 Nov 2016

thank you so very much, they are really handy & using a heavy weight interfacing makes them stiff but soft to touch

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by mops Moderator 07 Nov 2016

They look terrific. I don't like raw or serged edges either. So I line them.

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pldc by pldc 07 Nov 2016

I have lined them but haven't figured out how to avoid the serged edges at the bottom seam? Any ideas

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by Sewmum1 07 Nov 2016

They look great. Remember people that do not sew probably won't even notice the serged edges inside. After all once there are things inside the pouches the edges will be all covered up.

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pldc by pldc 07 Nov 2016

very true, thanks

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by toogie 06 Nov 2016

Love your fabrics! These will be fun to receive!----If you don't like the edges showing,this white Baby Dry (waterproof) is the inside of one of mine. It's the red pouch turned wrong side outwards. There are no raw edges. I used this pdf in the link, for the boxy pouch. Click on under the orange and white boxy pouch, for the pdf, if you want to make the next ones without seams showing. Good luck, I know you can do it!-Toogie

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pldc by pldc 07 Nov 2016

thanks so very much toogie, i will go there & check it out

pldc by pldc 07 Nov 2016

it looks so much nicer & now that I have read it, I know exactly how to do this thanks again!

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by parkermom 06 Nov 2016

I have made some of these also, and I agree about the raw edges. You did a fantastic job on them. My favorites are the red ones. My daughter has an implanted medical device, and she uses a box bag to hold her external control. It's a perfect size and the zipper makes everything accessible.

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pldc by pldc 06 Nov 2016

Thank you very much, I think that they will like them too. there pretty handy to have~hugs~

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by Smokey12 06 Nov 2016

I vote for M Mouse. Your binding on the seams reminds me putting in a Hong Kong finish on unlined jackets years ago.

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pldc by pldc 06 Nov 2016

thanks, next time I will bind all the seams. Having the bottom edged stitched makes finding the center of the bag easier so not sure how I can get away from that

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by Patricia109 06 Nov 2016

funnily enough the really square Spiderman one is my favourite.
I signed up for a class on how to do these bags. Yet to make one.

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pldc by pldc 06 Nov 2016

they are much easier to make then I thought. I added the name of the utube I went to & her instructions are very good

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by pldc 06 Nov 2016

It's hard to pick a favorite so I can make one for myself, which one do you like best?

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