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January 2018

all new all in one box pouch

All in one box pouch by aneela hoey

I recently made up a few new samples of my All In One Box Pouch pattern.  This one has always been one of my best selling patterns, since I launched it three years ago. I've been getting a few requests for printed copies of the pattern and thought it would be worth reviving and updating the instructions a little.  What started out as a minor edit soon turned into a major overhaul of the instructions and complete redo's of all the illustrations.  The reasons behind this are more to do with the skills I have developed in writing patterns and drawing up illustrations over the past few years than anything else.  I ended up putting as much into rewriting this pattern as I would for writing a new one!

It was all worth it though because this pouch is such a useful one to have around.  The front pocket unzips to reveal two vinyl zippered pockets - great for keeping smaller items, where you can see them.  The main body is a box shaped pouch with lots of room for holding larger items.  You can also keep the small size box from either my Nesting Boxes pattern or from my Fabric Boxes pattern (available in my book Stitched Sewing Organizers) inside the main pouch to organize the contents.

What I do want to stress however is that if you have a copy of the original pattern, this will continue to work perfectly well as it always has :)  This facelift is more to do with formatting the pattern so that it will also work better when transformed into a printed booklet.

All in one box pouch by aneela hoey front view

All in one box pouch by aneela hoey aerial view

I hope you enjoy making the pattern :)


Inside-Outside Pouch

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I'm kicking off the New Year with a brand new pattern release.  This one is called the Inside-Outside Pouch and it comes with a very roomy box-shaped interior AND two super useful vinyl exterior pockets.  This means that you can keep plenty inside the main compartment and everything you want to have handy in the outer pockets.  

It's a great way to use up some of those pretty fabrics in your stash.  Prints you want to sew into something that both shows them off and is perfect for organizing all your bits and pieces too.  I've been finding so many uses for the ones I've made so far, they are perfect for sewing, knitting, stationary, kids, travel or anything else you can think of.

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The long zipper allows the pouch to open fully wide so you can see all contents inside.  

In a bid to use up my stash, I've dug out some of my favourite fabrics and enjoyed grouping them into fun combinations.  I used prints from Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co, Mustang by Melody Miller and Zephyr by Rashida Coleman-Hale along with some basic prints.  All fabrics are by Cotton And Steel.


I hope you have fun sewing up the pattern!

If you are a shop interested in stocking a paper version of this pattern, please get in touch.