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Geo Pop Box Totes

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Ever since Shannon posted her free Box Tote Pattern I’ve wanted to make some. The other day Natalie and I were looking for something to sew and we picked out these super cheery fabrics and made two! I think I could make a dozen more, they’re so fun and quick, especially after you have everything cut and interfacing fused.

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The colors in Geo Pop were just what was needed for a cold winter day here, it’s been so gray that these baskets warmed up the whole room. I think they’d be great for packing with a few goodies for a birthday present. So we’ll probably do that for the next party. I even busted out my hoarded Summersville by Lu Summers. It just looked too perfect.

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The only tricky part is the last step of getting those curves sewn, but it went way more smoothly than I first thought it might. Just take your time, go slow and use lots of pins (although I almost tried glue basting, I think that would work well!).

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Pattern: Box Tote Pattern by Very Shannon
Fabrics: Geo Pop Canvas by Emmie K. for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Summersville by Lu Summers for Moda, linings are by Lizzy House and Carolyn Friedlander even though I didn’t get a really clear shot of the inside!

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16 thoughts on “Geo Pop Box Totes

  1. kristin says:

    Definitely bright and happy, I bet these would make a great little tote for library books or those kid odds and ends that end up all over the house, haha. Very cute!

  2. Sarah says:

    Very cute! I made one so far and have two more cut. I cheated on sewing the curves. I left the handle open at the top and sewed the curves while my pieces were inside out. I connected the handles at the top at the end. It creates a little seam at the top of the handle, but something I can live with if I can avoid doing the curved piecing! (I did do a topstitch around the curves for a nice finished look)

  3. Ann Bassett says:

    Thank you for the pattern link. I don’t know how I have not seen this one before. I love, love, love to make tote bags, purses, wristlets, etc.

  4. mriet says:

    Very nice. Love to see your bags and your lovely girls!!!
    Greetings from Holland.

  5. Ioleen says:

    Thank you for the link. Can always use a new tote bag. Your bags look like they were made for your girls.

  6. liz n. says:

    I’ve been wondering how this bag would work with longer handles…I think it’s time to bust out the muslin and sew a practice piece!

  7. farmquilter says:

    Love this bag!!! Thank you so much for the link to the free pattern 🙂 Your bags turned out awesome!!!

  8. Reece says:

    They look so bright and cheery! I’ll have to try these. I might do something similar to what Sarah suggested and do a snap closure on the handles.

  9. erin says:

    adorable!!!! (the totes, too. 😉 )

  10. Diane Beavers says:

    Sweet totes! I love Very Shannon’s Box Tote; I’ve made 4 thus far. I know whatcha mean about that last seam, stitching the lining and outer bag together. I found that basting a 1/4 ” seam all the way around the handles helps to make easy to turn under, Thanks for sharing Anna, your girls are too precious:)

  11. Alexis says:

    Those look great!. When I made them, I used a ton of wonder clips and that really helped.

  12. Cindy says:

    Super cute and so are your little helpers! Well, they’re not so little anymore!:) Cute pic!

  13. Karlee Sandell says:

    I’d there a way to put these together without doing the curved seam like that? But somehow pull the bag through the lining like a typical bag?

  14. Lydia says:

    Super cute totes and fabrics and even cuter models! 🙂

  15. audrielle says:

    these are just so bright and beautiful. I really love them

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