Monday 29 December 2014

Nesting Boxes

Aneela Hoey not only designs fabric but she creates patterns too!  She asked me if I would be a pattern tester (ages and ages ago) and I said YES PLEASE!! 

I made a set of Nesting Boxes and they turned out fabulous!!  What a clever pattern!!!  Very easy to follow with great diagrams.  This was my first time using Fast2Fuse and I loved the firm result!  Perfect for these boxes.

You can put ANYTHING in these boxes!  Spools of thread, Sharpie markers, pins, zippers, candy....

These would make perfect gifts for teachers, neighbours or for the hard-to-give-to men in your life.  They can be coin, cuff link and key catchers!  I made mine in gender neutral/masculine fabrics.

I am not sure what Aneela will be doing with her PDF patterns in her Etsy shop come January 1st 2015 when the EU VAT mess begins, so I recommend that you purchase this pattern ASAP if you want it! 

Thank you Aneela for letting me test this pattern - it is brilliant!!

Nesting boxes PDF pattern
Image from Etsy/comfortstitching

Jane's Little Boxy Bag

 Oooo look what I made!!

This is "Jane's Little Boxy Bag" by Projects By Jane.  What a clever pattern!  Thankfully the pattern had LOADS of pictures for me as I am a visual kind of gal!  Pictures are worth a thousand words so thank you Jane for all of the photos!  I think the hardest part of making this bag was picking the fabrics! 

This is a roomy bag.  I would describe it as 'boxy-petite'.  You can use it as a craft bag or even as a handbag!  Sturdy construction, jazzy shape - this is a fun bag!!

This bag is fully lined as well - I do love a  bag with a lining!  The only thing I would do differently next time is make longer tabs.

As hard as it was to give it away, I was happy to give it to a work colleague as a thank you present.  She was thrilled!!  I will definitely be making more of these!!

Jane has an Etsy shop - stop in and check her patterns out!!  I would highly recommend this pattern.  Thank you for being so clever Jane!  I really enjoyed this pattern. 

 Jane's Little Boxy Bag PDF Easy Sewing Pattern and Tutorial INSTANT DOWNLOAD