“Play, then Store Away” Convertible Playmat & Storage Tote Pattern

(2 customer reviews)


Make toy clean-up fast,  fun and easy with this 2-in-1 play mat and tote! After play, just zip up the corners and it converts to a storage tote. The two-handle design makes for easy carrying and can be made in 2 sizes.   Scroll down for more…

$7.99 – PDF  Download- upon purchase you will be emailed with download links
$9.99 – Paper pattern




Includes instructions for 2 sizes:

  • Small Tote: 9w x 12d x 7h” & mat: 24×27”
  • Large Tote: 12w x 12d x 7h” & mat: 27 x 27”

PDF pattern pieces are sized to print on standard 8.5×11″ paper.


  • Fabric: 1 1/3 – 1 3/4 yards (depends on size)
  • Ultra Firm 13.6″ x 21.6″ Plastic Canvas:  2 sheets
  • 7/8″ Ribbon: 2 yards
  • 1/2″ Double Fold Bias tape:  3 yards
  • Zippers:  4 – 7″


2 reviews for “Play, then Store Away” Convertible Playmat & Storage Tote Pattern

  1. Niki

    Love this pattern! I just made one for my niece and it sewed up beautifully. Very clever design, and nice and clear instructions. I wrote a more in-depth review here: http://roonieranching.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-transforming-boxplay-mat.html

  2. Joanne (verified owner)

    Wow. This is the most clever design! Allow plenty of time to walk through the process the first time, as you are doing unnatural things with zippers. Then you can knock out these great zip bins like nobody’s business.

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