My Favorite Gift Pattern

A few weeks ago, I made my first box bag. I think it’s safe to say, I’m addicted to sewing them;

I made two University of Kansas bags for one of my friend’s two girls – the whole family are HUGE fans. I filled these with bubble baths.
Taylor has a teacher who adores everything Hello Kitty. I had originally purchased this material for my Stocking Swap partner, but changed theme’s mid swap – however, it worked perfectly for a box bag! The material I was working with was a bit smaller than what the pattern calls for, the finished design is much smaller than the rest. Fortunately, it was just big enough to fill with some fun Hello Kitty goodies found at the $1 bins at Target.
The gold box bag is made from brocade and is definitely one of my favorites yet. Although it’s the same size as the ‘originals’, I eliminated the handle which I think gives it a more cosmetic case look.
The last two bags are larger than the rest (I cut the fabrics 18″ x 14″). One is going to my mother who is still using the original cosmetic case that I made her 4 years ago and the other is for my sister-in-law. It’s just large enough to fit her gift inside.

11 thoughts on “My Favorite Gift Pattern

  1. Jacqui

    You’ve been busy! The bags look fantastic! I’m such a procrastinator that I’m just getting started on my holiday sewing. The clock is ticking!

  2. Sarah

    Stacy – those bags are awesome! I can’t wait to make one. I’ve printed on instructions plus your suggestions so I can get started.

  3. Tommy

    The bags are excellent and its a great idea to give fill them u and send them to people for christmas gifts. I think its great to recieve a home made pressie.

  4. Maureen Trump

    Love your blog and love the bags. I see from the directions that you make 5 triangles to sew the handle and sides. I don’t see 5 of them and wonder if you figured this out or used different directions. I am inspired to make these since yours are so cute. Taylor’s bag is nice, too–good job!

  5. Desi

    Stacy – I saw the link to the tutorial for these bags in your previous post a few weeks ago. I finally went up to my craft room yesterday and whipped up a few – they are addicting! I’m planning to make a few more. So cute and so functional!

  6. bernadette

    wow – you really do love these bags! They are so cute and functional. And yes, i like the brocade one best, too. ; )

  7. KateS

    Cute pattern – I am definately going to have to make one (or more ) of these now! What a fantastic idea for Christmas presents!

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