DIY Patchwork Boxed Bag is an easy step by step tutorial to help you to make a cute small boxed bag for your cosmetics!
If you love to make quilts or if you love to sew, you might want to make a cute bag with all those pretty scraps of fabric, this is a small project to make a cute bag for your cosmetics or to give it as a gift to your best friend.
DIY Patchwork Boxed Bag
- 1 Patchwork block of 12 x 10 inches, any quilt pattern or made with all those scraps of fabric.
- 1 piece of thin batting fabric of 12 1/2 x 11 inches
- 1 piece of fabric for the interior of the bag of 12 1/2 x 11 inches
- 1 zipper of 8 inches
- Quilting Tools
- Sewing machine
- Hand sewing needle
DIY Patchwork Boxed Bag Step by Step
1 Prepare All Your Fabrics
For this sewing tutorial, you will need a patchwork block, it can be made with any Quilting Block Patten or it can be made with Crazy Quilt or Crumb Quilt method. On the image below, you can see I made a Crumb Quilt Pattern block.
2 How To Prepare The Piece For The Quilting
On this tutorial, the quilting sandwich is made in a different way, it is made by stitching on the three pieces together, so the seams are inside.
As this is a small piece, it will be easy for you to work on this piece.
Lay on your work table the batting fabric first, lay over it the piece of fabric for the interior of the boxed bag with the pretty side up.
Lay the patchwork block on your work table with its pretty side down, and take a piece of paper size A4, this is a piece of paper for the copy machine, place the paper on the wrong side of the patchwork block and trace the four sides of the paper with a pencil for fabric.
In case, you don’t have a paper size A4 at home, you can trace 8 1/2 x 11 inches rectangle on the wrong side of the patchwork block with the quilting rule and a pencil for fabrics.
Lay the patchwork block with its pretty side down over the two pieces of fabric.
Pinch a few pins to hold the three layers of fabric together while you stitch on the piece.
Sew on the piece on the pencil mark, remember to leave a gap open to turn the piece out later.
When the stitching is done, trim the three pieces of fabric, leave a 1/4 inch for the seam allowance, trim the four corners diagonally, and turn the piece out.
When turning the piece out, the batting fabric should be inside. Push the seams out with your finger tips or with a pair of scissors with rounded point from the inside, or pull out the seam from the outside with the help of a pin.
Tuck in the seams in the gap left open and sew to close with ladder stitching.
3 How To Do The Quilting
Pinch three or four safety pins to hold the three layers of fabric together while you work on the quilting.
As this piece is small, you can do the quilting by hand or with your sewing machine, it will look pretty!
4 How To Sew On The Zipper
On this tutorial, the zipper will be stitched on by hand, if you did the quilting with your sewing machine, then it can be made with your sewing machine.
Lay your quilted piece on your work table with its pretty side down, place the zipper in one side (8.5 inches) and pin it to the quilted piece, stitch on the zipper to the quilted piece.
Once you get done one side of the zipper, you can do the same steps to sew on the zipper to the other side of the quilted piece.
5 How To Sew On The Patchwork Boxed Bag
When you finish sewing on the zipper, the boxed bag will look like its shown on the image below, turn the boxed bag inside out and sew on by hand the two sides to close the bag.
Note: When working on the second side, leave the zipper partly open, so it will be easier to turn the boxed bag out.
6 How To Sew The Buttons On The Patchwork Boxed Bag
As a final step, you will need to sew on one button on two corners of the bag. Then make a button loop on the other two corners of the bag.
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When you attach each button to the buttonhole on each side, the boxed bogs will be formed.
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