Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mallory's Big Box

I love making little makeup/doo-dad bags. I've made lots in the past, mostly the Little Glam Bag...

And these, Abby's Treasure Box from This & That.
I had stopped at my LQS last week to pick up some Best Press, and I spotted the pattern "Mallory's Big Box," also from This & That. I've been eyeing it for awhile online, so I grabbed it while I was there. It's like a big version of Abby's Treasure Box, with a few variations. I chose these fabrics...
Charlevoix charms, and a print from Denyse Schmidt for Joann's.
The box was fun to make. The heavy interfacing it calls for makes for some interesting sounds from my sewing machine at times. At the end, when you're supposed to sew four layers of fabric/interfacing together (while sewing the handle on) my needle broke. I switched to a heavy-duty needle, lowered the tension, and I made it through. Next time I think I'll leave the interfacing out of the handle, I don't think it's necessary. I also left off the little pull on the opposite side of the zipper. One brush with a flying broken needle was enough for me. Anyway, here it is...
It's really big! I put a votive candle in front of it so you could see the scale.
I'm not sure what's going to go in it yet...it can hold a lot of whatever that might be, though!

That's it for now...hope everyone is doing well!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    These are adorable and I love the fabric! I have the smaller pattern but think I need the larger one.
    Glad you are back and love the flip flops!

  2. That's the bag I made with Twirl. It is big. I plan on using it to pack all our meds and stuff like that while we're at Disney. I made one for Amelia too. Yours is super cute Jen! Happy to see a post from you. Hope all is well!

  3. I love your fabric selection. Cute projects!

  4. I love your bags and square containers--
    and your fabric choices are just great!!!
    I keep thinking that I will make some bags and things instead of wallhangings,,and quilts all the time---but!!!!!
    Hugs, Di and that cat!!!

  5. Jen, I have been trying to reach you in regards to these sheep i saw you posted. Could you please email me. My email is Arreic86@yahoo.com. I wanted to ask you a question about them :) Mine were given to my grandmother who had breast cancer and they are discontinued. Now :(

  6. They were ones on your blog page. One is checkered the other white. There resin. Do you sell them or are they yours. If you every want to sell them ?


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