Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Anyone else have ridiculous amount of ponies and princess toys at their house?  Or even dinosaurs and cars?  We are so fortunate as to have both.  {Slight sarcasm here people.}  

But really....there's a lot of them and they needed a better home.  Enter the Fold-Out Bow Box to the rescue.  

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT


My 5 year old wanted to put them on the shelf in her closet and I wanted them to be accessible and still have a cute way to decorate her room.  That is how the Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial was born.

See look how nice those ponies look in their new home.  It folds out completely flat or you can have just one side open.  

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Materials Needed:
Fold-Out Bow Box PDF Pattern  - it's free, just download
1 yard of main fabric
1 yard of lining fabric
1 yard of thick  interfacing or thick felt (I used felt)
Thread
Grommet tool kit - which you need to attach the eyelets 

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Step 1
Cut out Fold-Out Bow Box Pattern in main fabric, lining and interfacing/felt.  Once they are cut out, with Right Sides Together (RST) place the main fabric and lining fabric together.  Then add the interfacing/felt layer over the top of both.  Stitch all 3 layers together using a 1/2" seam allowance.  Make sure to leave a 3-4" opening so you can turn your box right side out.

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT


Step 2
Trim corners. Now turn the box right side out through the 3-4" opening.
Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Step 3
Press your box.  Topstitch around the entire box.

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Step 4
Using your pattern as a guide, mark where you will place each of your eyelet grommets.  Take scissors and cut out a small circle where each of your markings are.  This will help the grommet to go in easier.
Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Step 5
Follow the instructions on the package of your grommets to install.  Use a nice brick or solid piece of wood underneath to get the proper set.
Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT
Step 6
Grab a piece of ribbon and loop it through two of the grommets like the picture below.  Then take the next 2 grommets and look the ribbon through the same way.  This will ensure that the 4 grommets are all stacked in a row on top of each other. 

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Now tie your bow.  Repeat with the opposite side.

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

You did it!  Isn't it so cute!  

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT


Then you can fill it up with all those ponies and princesses.  Or cars and dinosaurs.  Or maybe your fabric stash or your accessories for you vinyl cutting machine.  

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

I seriously am in love with this box.  And so is this cutie pie!

Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

I'd love to see your creations.  Download the pattern below and then make sure to join our GYCT Facebook group or share on instagram and tag @gyctdesigns.



Fold-Out Bow Box Tutorial by GYCT

4 comments:

  1. I have a thought. Maybe DON’T steal someone else’s exact pattern?

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    1. I'm sorry you feel that way. I've seen foldout boxes like these for years. Did some research and created my own version. Much like any pattern in the sewing industry, they all look very similar but aren't exactly the same

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  2. I love this idea, and have actually been sketching out something similar but haven't been able to get it to work out yet. This is so much better than what I was thinking. How big is this when its sewn and finished?

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    1. Brooklyn, the finished box is 9x9. However, if you print the pattern down or up in scale you can change the size of the box to fit your needs. Can't wait to see what you make.

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