pull out box


Made a little treat for my desk today, a pull out box and tray! Aneela is such a talented lady and her patterns are just awesome. I figured since I’ll be traveling next week for my Nido workshop, that the small pull out box would be perfect for stashing goodies. I can’t decide though if I want to use it for sewing stuff or just in my bag. I did figure out that it’s the perfect size for my Clover binder clips. Decisions. The large tray is destined to corral my thread on my sewing desk.


I love making little projects like this, and I really could spend days making more of these guys. In ALL the fabric combos.

pull outs

I wish I would have taken a teensy bit more time and focused on getting my topstitching just right on the handles. This side looks best, but I’m just gonna hide the other side for now. I should know better, but sometimes I guess you just have to chalk it up to yet another learning experience.

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Anyway, the pattern is clear and easy to follow. Getย ready to bust out your hand sewing needle a bit and you’ll be all set!

Pattern: Pull Out Boxes by Aneela Hoey
Fabric: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and Gramercy by Leah Duncan


14 thoughts on “pull out box

  1. Phiona says:

    Perfect for traveling I’d say! Looking forward to seeing it (and you!) next week.

  2. That is very chic! I am working on her hold it all pouch tonight!

  3. Heather says:

    very cool! I love making little projects like this for myself in between stuff for other people. It like a refreshing break even though I’m still sewing ๐Ÿ™‚ Is your book really coming out in April? Amazon says May 15th.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Heather. The book’s official publication date is in April, just takes a bit for it to get to distributors like Amazon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Heather says:

    no wait, it says may 12th

  5. Melissa R. Johnson says:

    Love it! Also, the blue chair! Where did you get it?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Melissa. The upholstered chair is from ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a gray and the piping is kind of blue-ish.

  6. Regina Roza says:

    Is it the Nido shop in Burlington Vermont? I’ve been there a few times it’s a lovely little place and the people are awesome…if that’s the place you’ll be at when and what are you teaching? I’m in Massachusetts and would love to drive up to say hey Anna!!

  7. Jayne Willis says:

    The first time I say this little box I so wanted to make it! I never did, but love seeing what you did!

  8. Carolyn says:

    Love these! So good!

  9. Jane says:

    Pull out box is so sweet! I wish my calendar was open for your Nido appearance, since I’d love to attend, but can’t since I’m committed elsewhere with a class with Pat Sloan.

    Have a safe trip and have fun, perhaps I’ll be fortunate to see you at another time.

  10. Aneela says:

    Love these boxes Anna! You always pick the perfect fabrics! x

  11. pamelajs56 says:

    You are amazing! ADORABLE!

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