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Those Fun Tetrahedran Bag/boxes

ChrisHaynes | Posted in Photo Gallery on

I got around to making some of those great gift boxes that were in Threads #104 (When the Gift is the Gift Wrap).  Here is a photo of the two I made for a school auction.  I can’t wait to see some of the reactions (I got a couple of baffled ones when I delivered them to the school office).

For the blue one I used the end of a plastic zipper from a sports bag I had made (I bought another pull from the outdoor fabric store I had bought the zipper-by-the-yard originally).  I had a few of these… so I made a total of 4 bags.  My kids took them to use as beany baby tents.

The black and white cow fabric used a white zipper I recycled from some baby clothing.  It is lined with pink poly satin.



  1. Jean | | #1

    Nice job.  Were they fun to make?

    1. ChrisHaynes | | #2


      Yes, they were.  It was a way to use up scrap bits of zippers and fabric.

      The blue is made from leftover Cordura, a backpack fabric that is a bit stiff.  

  2. Iris_Colo | | #3

    I made these as well.  They were remarkably easy to do.  I'm gonna try the new box/pillbox pillows on the current Threads webpage as well.

  3. FitnessNut | | #4

    These are terrific! They look like they were fun to make.

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    ehBeth | | #5

    Those are fabulous! Can you imagine the cow print one with a cow or pig or chicken beanie baby?!

    1. ChrisHaynes | | #6

      Gee, thanks all of you!.

      You all have made my Thanksgiving (which now includes two sick kids!).

  5. queenoid | | #7

    I made a whole bunch of these for my son's school. They have a lovely tradition where the birthday child brings a little gift for each of the other children, and I confess that it gets my competitive juices flowing a little bit. Anyway, I bought zippers by the yard and some extra zipper pulls, and then put a little tassel on each zipper pull. Finally, I put a polished rock or something similar in each one (as the "gift"). Fun and fast and put me one up on the other moms! ;-)

    Edited 3/16/2006 6:12 pm ET by queenoid

    1. ChrisHaynes | | #8

      LOL... :)

      You are one up on me!

    2. mem | | #9

      My children would feel very underprivileged !!!!!

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