when the bag replaced the box

Like shoes, store-bought corsets came package in decorated boxes which became long term storage boxes. During the Edwardian era as the boxes were phased out of distribution and were turned into cardboard children’s toys. Women still relying on corsets stored them in appropriately sized bags .

Being another fabric based project, these were very often embroidered, especially when gift projects. Patterned chintz and cambric are perfectly nice options to hand embroidery.

These designs range from 1905-1916 and from 7″ to 9″ (18-20cm) wide to 13″ to 15″ (33-38cm) long finished, and would be handy to store corsets from any era.

1916 School Sewing Based on Home Problems
1914 When Mother Lets Us make Paperbox Furniture