Collapsible Holiday Storage Container

This sewing project shows you how to sew a collapsible storage container for your holidays.

Collapsible Holiday Storage Container

What you need

Fabric for outer box
Fabric for lining
heavy card stock


This simple project allows you to organize your stuff when you reach your holiday destination.

Start by cutting a template 6″ x 6″ (15 cm x 15 cm).

Cut 5 pieces in the main outer fabric and 6 Pieces in the lining fabric.

Sew the 4 pieces together to make a square and then sew the bottom (the 5th pieces) into place to create a box.

Do the same thing for the lining fabric, only make the bottom square double fabric, leaving one edge open so you can slide a square piece of heavy card stock into the base for stability.

Sew the edge closed.

Your box will now collapse down flat for packing and pop up for use.




  1. Great idea, but the instructions could be clearer. No details are given for sewing the inside and outside together. Pictures would be very helpful. Love the other readers tip for using plastic canvas for the bottom.

  2. You could use a piece of plastic canvas for the bottom, then it would be washable. Great project with lots of other uses.

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