Fab Boxes


Oh, my, gosh! I had so much fun making these Fab Boxes from MaryJo’s Sewing Room collection! They were a cinch to make. From start to finish, they were done in an afternoon! Wahoo! What great gifts for Christmas! Follow along with me as I construct the larger of the two boxes.

Step 1


I made the tall pattern box first. It holds a ton of patterns nice and neatly organized. These are the sides of the tall box.

Step 2  Step 3


Here you will find the inside base of the box with 1/4″ corners removed. This will help later in piecing.

Step 4


The sides of the box are sewn to the base.

Step 5


The inside of the box is constructed in the same way, however, the sides are a tad larger.

Step 6


The inside and outside are sewn together. The larger inside creates a lovely border (the easy way!) for the box.

Step 7

I found it easiest to pin the bottom corners together and that forced the inside portion of the box into position.

Step 8

Then it’s quite easy to press the ends of each side into place.

Step 9

The result are these playful borders!

Step 10

Then the sides are folded down, pressed again, and pinned.

Step 11


The sides are brought together and sewn to create a corner along the side of the box.

Step 12

Binding strips are added to cover the seam allowance.

Step 13

The ends are tucked in and the binding brought over the top of the whole edge and hand sewn down. This is repeated for each edge and your beautiful pattern box is done!



  1. Vixanna Robbel - August 21, 2014

    It would be nice if thee sizes of the fabric were mentioned!!

    • Mari - August 21, 2014

      Hello Vixana, thank you for your comment. This project is available in a kit with free pattern included which gives all the sizes of pieces needed.

  2. Martha Mawson - August 21, 2014

    How do I get a fatally?

    • Mari - August 21, 2014

      Hello Martha, I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you mean by fatally?

  3. Martha Mawson - August 21, 2014


  4. Becky F. - August 21, 2014

    Do the sides hold up well without having a hard lining?

    • Mari - August 21, 2014

      Hello Becky, thank you for your question. Yes, the pattern calls for a stiff product to slip in the sides called Peltex. It works great. You can always use cardboard. I’ve made four of these and the walls hold up very well.

      • Becky F. - August 21, 2014

        Thank you!

  5. Teri - August 25, 2014

    Love the boxes! Cute and functional!!