Textile Tuesday: Box

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textile art, box

Inspired by Cathy’s Scrap Happy post, I was itching to have a go at making a fabric box.

I have lots of bits and pieces of canvas left over from my needlepoint obsession days. A piece of this made a nice firm frame.

needlepoint canvas

I cut 3″ squares of canvas, and 3½” calico squares as the backing for some little pieces of textile collage.

collage, upcycling, recycling

After stitching the pieces in place with just a few stitches, I put a piece of wadding between the calico and the canvas and stitched them all together.IMG_8217

The two pieces on the left have little pockets.

textile collages, slow stitching

I sewed blanket stitch round the edges and made a plain calico basetextile box

then oversewed the sides to the base before sewing up the sides.

Oh I did enjoy making this but it had taken me a whole day and I wanted to finish quickly. I cut a piece of canvas for the lid and thought, ‘that’ll do’.

textile box, collage, canvas lid

I added a piece of thicker wadding top and bottom and found a shell for the handle.

Ta Dah!textile box

I think it works

Now – what to put in it ….

 

36 responses to “Textile Tuesday: Box

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  2. Several years ago I went to a ‘workshop’ to learn how to make a fabric covered box. I say ‘workshop’ because the tutor had simply bought a kit online and copied it. It was based on sheets of thick card and involved a lot of messy glueing and some hand stitching that was really awkward and tough so hard to do. Apart from choosing a fabric there was nothing creative about it at all! Needless to say I never went to another one of her courses! I have some plastic mesh left from making bags (used to give a firm base that wouldn’t sag if it got wet) which would be perfect for one like yours and I love the idea of pockets and decorations. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  3. That’s really sweet – but I am left wondering if you are satisfied with your lid…

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  4. This brought back memories making boxes years ago with bits and pieces from the garden and the garden shed!!!
    Your box is just fab.

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  5. Love the little box, very tactile. Here’s my textile photo…https://thecraftycreek.com/2020/03/03/textile-tuesday/

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  7. The thing I like about both the boxes is how tactile and almost cuddly they are! Plus, of course, their scrappiness 🙂

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  9. Such a fun project! Here’s my link!

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  10. Love your box and the directions!
    My post is available here: https://wp.me/p2ynvT-2OW

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  11. You have been busy. It’s really beautiful and imaginative. I am afraid my contribution to Textile Tuesday required no work on my part but here it is – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/textile-tuesday/

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  13. Wonderful! Would make such a lovely present for a special someone. I can picture little treasures tucked in the pockets that would appeal to the lucky recipient.

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  14. Love your take on this project, especially the pockets, may pinch that idea.
    Here’s my link- or how not to make a quilt.
    https://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/textile-tuesday/

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  16. Remember making something similar in school. Lovely xx

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  17. Special shells and beach finds of course! 😄 I did something similar with the kids and some very old plastic canvas once. It feels good just finding a use for the leftovers and odd bits!

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  18. Looks like you had great fun making this.

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