Kismet Trinket Boxes

Rated 3.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


This fat-quarter-friendly pattern includes 6 different sizes/shapes of zippered trinket boxes, perfect to hold whatever supplies your heart desires! Each shape will also nest. With minimal pieces to cut out and less than 20 sewing steps, these boxes come together quickly and make the perfect gift!

An online workshop is available for this pattern, watch the trailer below:

Online Workshop Length – 1 hour 12 minutes

Kismet Supply Kit Available Here



Finished Size:

  • small square- 5” long x 3-1/2” tall x 3” deep
  • medium square – 6” long x 4” tall x 4” deep
  • large square – 8” long x 5” tall x 5” deep
  • small round – 12” circumference x 4” tall
  • medium round – 13” circumference x 4-3/4” tall
  • large round – 15-1/2” circumference x 5” tall

Supplies (will make 1 box)

  • fat quarter or 1/4 yard of exterior fabric
  • fat quarter or 1/4 yard of lining fabric
  • 1/4 yard of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if using Flex Foam, it is only 20” wide so please purchase 2/3 yard)
  • 2/3 yard of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 1 all-purpose/dress zipper:

small square – 16”
small round – 12”
medium square – 18”
medium round – 12”
large square – 18”
large round – 14”

Click here to read more details about this sewing pattern, and to see photos of all the tester bags!

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Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 in
Pattern Type:

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7 reviews for Kismet Trinket Boxes

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    Pamela (verified owner)

    I tried to make these. I wasted about 10 zippers and lots of interfacing and fabric. They look sloppy and the zippers are not even. I have been sewing for 40 years and made hundred of purses and bags so I do have experience. I used pins, clips, notched the fabric, used a stylus, etc. The pattern is very well written and concise. But I was unsuccessful and have wasted hours trying to master this pattern. They look sloppy and I would be ashamed to give them as gifts.

  2. Rated 1 out of 5


    Wasted money! These little trinket bags are so small and I thought they were hard to make because they were so small. You can barely get anything in these little bags I would be very embarrassed to give these to family and friends.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    I really enjoyed making these little boxes. They are definitely not in the beginner project. However, they did turn fairly well. The instructions were pretty good with the exception of the zipper. I did figure it out. For me, the smaller boxes were actually easier to produce. I would definitely recommend doing a practice box first. I made one each of the rectangle boxes. They really turned out very cute.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Church (verified owner)

    Great pattern!, it’s well written and easy to follow. I’ve made dozens of these boxes now, each one slightly better than the first. They have been well received as gifts.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michele McKay (verified owner)

    I thought I was the only one with the zipper problem but I’m not, Whew !
    When I did get mine finished I loved it and so did everyone else .
    I have sewn zippers in many applications but this was the hardest one yet , if I was a quitter I would have given up on these boxes but I’m not and I do like them !

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    jblAuburn (verified owner)

    I thought these were great…not beginner sewist but I do think it was a good place for me, a beginner bag maker. The hardest part is going around the zipper pull (maybe add a note to your video to move zipper pull as you sew). Also going around the round edges was difficult. I couldn’t have done it without the video to walk me along. Overall, fantastic and detailed instruction!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy Ritchie (verified owner)

    I loved this pattern. I made the three rectangle bags and look forward to making the round ones next. Sara does an amazing job of explaining the steps involved. I’ll be making more for gifts.

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