I flew up to NY this past weekend to surprise Jamie for her birthday and have a spa day! Even though my gift was going to Long Island for the second time in a month, I didn’t want to go empty handed so I sewed up a box bag and stuffed it with some chocolate. Everyone can always use a handy box bag and also chocolate.
For the exterior I used leftover fabric from my Lupin jacket, and for the interior I used some Dear Stella Treetop Party fabric leftover from this baby dress.
I followed the box bag instructions from Stitch’s class, along with the photos from the tutorial it’s based on.
It was pretty quick to put together! I got the entire thing done, sewed up the hole in the lining, turned it right side out, aaaaand promptly realized I sewed the handle on upside down. I thought about leaving it, but of course I couldn’t. I ripped it all out and redid it, and it came out very cute. I’ll have to make a bunch more of these. They’re great scrap busters too.
To avoid the directional print being the wrong way in the future, if I remember correctly, with the exterior of the bag on top, when you slide the handle through the cut exterior corners, the lining should be facing the zipper, and the print should look upside down when you align it with the seams? Hopefully that makes sense.