SEWING || FREE REVERSIBLE BOX TOTE PATTERN!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com
Click HERE to download the free Reversible Box Tote Pattern in our shop or HERE via google drive if you'd prefer (download it first then print using adobe reader - don't print direct from google drive)!
I've got a new FREE pattern for you all today! I'm on such a huge project bag/tote/pouch kick this year! I just can't seem to get enough and the Reversible Box Tote is just what I needed!

Perfect for carrying around all my knitting projects, journals, notes, & yarn spools! Heck you could even use this for the beach, for shopping, as a purse and more! The shape holds a ton and is so comfy to carry! I've been wanting a project tote that I don't have to wear over my shoulder. With my bad back sometimes I just find it easier to carry them by hand and let's admit it - some of my normal totes end up dragging on the ground or I get scared they are going to rip carrying all my loot around.

FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com
 FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com

The Reversible Box Tote is sturdy, stylish and just waiting for you to sew one (ahem..or a few) up! 

Trust me, I am going to make at least a few more!! It's a super quick and easy sew that is suitable for a beginner sewer and beyond! So don't be scared if you're just learning! There's room for you to customize to your hearts content too! Want more pockets or ones with a zipper or velcro? Go ahead - add them on! Want a quilted look? Skip the interfacing and add batting instead and quilt it to your outer bag fabric for a custom look! You could even color block! So many options! See - you can't have too many when they can all look different!

You can choose to download the free pdf from our shop HERE or from Google Drive instead HERE if you'd prefer :)

*Note: If getting from Google Drive make sure to download the file first and then print from Adobe Reader - not from direct from google drive or the picture quality/sizing can be wrong.

FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com

FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com
FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com
I used the gorgeous new line from Sara Lawson (of Sew Sweetness) for Art Gallery Fabrics called Jungle Ave. It's part of their awesome Limited Edition line that is drool worthy! 

I am HEAD OVER HEELS in love with the combos of black/white and that fuchsia/pink! Love it! I was so happy when Sara asked me to join in on her fabric tour and to sew something up using Jungle Ave.! And since Sara is the queen of bag patterns I thought it was only fair to honor her and sew up this tote in her line! Sara is so sweet and one talented lady!

For my Reversible Box Tote I used the following prints from Jungle Ave.
Outer Bag // NeighborHoods
Inner Bag // Dotted Boulevard
Pockets // Word on the Street
So....you ready to sew one up? Grab your latest fabric crush and let's get making!

For the FREE Reversible Box Tote pattern and information please visit our Reversible Tote Pattern page HERE or if you would prefer you can download it via google drive HERE (download it though - don't print direct from google drive) Happy sewing!!! And don't forget to show off your lovely projects on our Very Shannon Flickr Page HERE.

FREE Reversible Box Tote Pattern // VeryShannon.com
http://veryshannon.com/patterns/reversibleboxtote

61 comments:

  1. I'm such a sucker for anything reversible :D Thanks for the pattern. I love the fabric you used too!

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    1. Thanks so much Lysa! I am too! Glad you like it!

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  2. how do I download the FREE pattern and not have to give my credit card info?
    btw, love the bag

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    1. Did it ask you for that? That's weird! I'm off to look into it for you.

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    2. It's the way the shop is set up on my website. Darn. If you email me with your email addy I can send it your way. The shop won't record or share your info though if you do download it through the shop. It's just the cart process on there. Sorry for the inconvenience. My email is askveryshannon@gmail.com

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    3. Update: if you leave the credit card info blank it will still put the order in for you for the free download only.

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  3. Thanks for the pattern Shannon, looks awesome. I need a bigger knitting bag for blanket season in the fall!! By the way, I had to put in my "billing" info, but when it asked for credit card, I left it blank and hit continue and it still worked. Thanks.

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    1. Yay! So glad you like it! And thanks for the tip about the credit card info!

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  4. UPDATE: You can now also download the free pattern via Google Drive in case you'd prefer that method :)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1iHSIgw64pcLXNPS1piUnhEVW8/edit?usp=sharing

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  5. Thank you for the free pattern. I had no problem downloading it from Google Drive.

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  6. Thank you for the bag pattern...love it!

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  7. Thank you for the pattern - I've been looking for a pattern for baby accessories!

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  8. Great pattern Shannon, thank you ever so much...I know I have just the material somewhere in my craft room!

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  9. Thanks for the great pattern. Of course I have had to try it right away, but can't seem to figure out how to flip it inside out. Is there a step missing from your tutorial? I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
    P.S. I love your blog!
    Anna

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    1. Once you are fully done the tutorial and the bag is made you just simply turn it inside out and you've got your other fabric showing for the outside :)

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  10. This is super cute, Im glad I found your blog, but I don't see any pictures of the reversed side.
    thanks
    Tricia

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    1. Thanks Tricia! I actually don't have any shots of the reverse side out. It's simply that the lining fabric becomes the outer fabric. So the black with white dots is now the outer bag and the white is the lining. You simply just flip the bag inside out :)

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  11. Thanks for such a lovely pattern, I am sure to make at least one soon! :-)

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  12. The reversible part makes it more wonderful! Love this bag!

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  13. WOW lady! Great pattern---and you were all over my Instagram feed, blog roll, and web surfing last night! LOL! GREAT WORK!!! :D Can't wait to try this out-it will hold my "essential stuff" nicely. XOXO

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  14. Great pattern, and it lead me to your great blog. We have parallel interests, so I'll be back and pattern browsing soon. Thanks!

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  15. Thank you so much for the free pattern. I'm hoping to make these for my sons teachers as a thank you gift.
    I was just wondering what interfacing you would recommend using?
    Thanks Jenny

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    1. In the pattern I recommend using a Firm interfacing. I used and recommend Pellon 809 Decor-Bond. It worked great and is nice and sturdy but still flexible.

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  16. This is just what I've been looking for, for my infant daughter's daycare bag. It's not too big, not too small, has sturdy sides and the inside is easily accessible! Can't wait to sew one of these up, thanks so much for the free pattern!

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  17. Thank you! I was just stressing about the PERFECT gift bag for teacher gifts (last day of school is next Friday and I have to "whip up" five tote bags!) and I saw this on my FB news feed. PERFECT!

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  18. Thanks for the free pattern!

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  19. Added this to the long list of things in my "to sew" pile... Now to get the baby to cooperate! Thank you!

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  20. awesome bag!! I'll be sewing some up soon! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-reversible-box-tote/2014/06/18/
    --Anne

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    1. Thanks so much for your support Anne!

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  21. thanks for the pattern. I t worked great

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  22. I love this! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I wonder if I can whip one up before my knitting retreat in a couple of weeks :)

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  23. This is awesome! I think I need to make one from laminates to haul our pool toys around in

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  24. Free my bum! You want our info to sell before one can get a "Free" pattern. Shame on you!

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    1. Dear Anonymous - you can also choose to download via Google Drive (the link is in the post 3 times!) if you would rather do it that way.

      I only offered the free pattern through my shop as well for ease of download. I don't store anyone's records. I give you an option on where you would like to download it.

      Thank you though, for your constructive criticism.

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  25. Love this Shannon! What a great gift too :) btw, where's that sweet sheep project bag from?

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    1. Thanks so much! The sheep project bag is from the AMAZING shop Tolt Yarn & Wool!

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  26. I had no problem downloading the pattern. I did not enter credit card info and it worked beautifully. Thanks for the pattern. I will make several for my knitter daughters and sister and several for my quilting projects!

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  27. Shannon You are go Generous! Thank you so so much for the free pattern Reversible Box tote. It's just what I need to carry my quilting, sewing and knitting to my various groups, Bee's and around the house from sofa to whatever room I'm working in.
    You're so creative, you inspire me to knit and try to take on a something bigger than a beanie or scarf. Love all the wraps and sweaters, I'll keep shopping and honing my skills.

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    1. Again, thank you so much Diane! You made my day with your sweet and kind words!

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  28. it's so adorable shannon! I love it. Might have to make one for my knitting goods!!!!

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  29. Thank you so much for the awesome pattern! I went right home last night and started sewing on it. I'm almost finished but I'm wondering if you could tell me the best way to fold and press the 1/4" seam around the handle and top of bags? I worked at it last night but couldn't keep the seam even along the tops of the bags and kept burning the tips of my fingers with the iron. Any suggestions? I'm new to constructing bags! Thanks

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    1. I sort of eyeballed mine and just pinned and finger pressed as I went. I'm used to doing this method though and love precise sewing so it works for me. Maybe give it a try if you're finding it hard to press the seam with the iron? Let me know if you need any more help :)

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    2. Thanks so much. I ended up cutting up some short pieces of 1/4" steam-a-seam and ironing it along the edge and then pressing it over. I'm sure it was overkill but it worked for me. ha! I'm pleased with the result!

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  30. I love this tote, but suck at sewing, lol. Do you sell on Etsy by chance?? ;)

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    1. I don't at the moment but you can always find a current list of our Licensed Sellers on our website here:

      www.veryshannon.com/licensedsellers

      We have 1 up already and more coming :)

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  31. Thank you for the free pattern. Love this tote! Hope to get some sewing in this weekend and this would be the perfect project!!

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  32. Thank you so much - the pattern is so clearly written and illustrated! I am not a beginner sewest but notice things like that anyway. What a great job and design - I know that took hours to get so organized and easy to understand. I as tho I am gushing but it's so different from the usual that it knocked me over. There are a lot of great patterns available pn line but yours rises to the top. Congratulations and thank you again!

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    1. Thank you soooooo much! You made my whole week! I so appreciate your kind words! I did work very hard on it and I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading and for sharing your kind words :)

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  33. I love the pattern, but I too am having problems visualizing how the lining reverses into the bag. If the connecting seams are sewn all around the handle, how does the flipping take place? Isn't some kind of access point necessary? OR do you mean that the edges of the fabric are folded in, and simply sewing together without any kind of turning????

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    1. There is no turning during the construction. You are simply just top stitching the entire handle opening and top of the bag closed.

      The only turning there is for later when you want to use your lining as the outer. You just turn the whole bag inside out.

      Don't over think it - it's super duper easy! I promise!

      You can email me at askveryshannon@gmail.com if you have more questions.

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  34. We included your lovely tote in our roundup of things to sew with geometric fabric! Love it! (http://skirtfixation.com/2014/06/20-things-sew-geometric-fabric/)

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  35. I thought you had me at reversible tote, but the design itself is what I'm madly in love with. It's a great, functional bag to carry my current WIPs with me.

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  36. A woman after my own heart. I have been slightly obsessed with 'bags' lately and finding this FREE pattern made my heart beat faster! THANK YOU .. downloaded & printed with ease. I feel a long night of sewing coming on! This appears to be pretty easy and SO functional! Love the fabrics you've used as well ... adorable! Thank you again for sharing!!

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  37. Thanks for the super cute tote pattern!

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  38. Thanks for this pattern! I'm looking forward to starting on my new bag tonight.

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  39. Thanks so much for the pattern - very enjoyable afternoon making this!!

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