Scrap Happy Box

machine embroidery on crazy patchwork

I made this piece of crazy patchwork in 2013 and although I have photographed it and have tote bags and cushions made from the ensuing fabric, I have never made anything with the fabric itself.

Another little fabric box seemed just the right project for it.

Still using canvas left over from my needlepoint days, I cut the sides 3″ by 2.5″ and the base a 3″ squarebox structure

making a fabric box

I lined the box with an old T-shirt, the hem at the top.

recycling an old T-shirt

Here are all the layers, ready to be stitched together.

pieces ready for assemblong, fabric box

The base is T-shirt fabric on both sides.

After stitching the layers together with some runnig stitches across the pieces, I blanket stitched the edges

fabric box

Then sewed the pieces all together to form the box


Using some 2ply crochet cotton left over from a dreamcatcher, and a 2.5mm hook, I did a chain stitch all round the top into the blanket stitches, to make a simple shell stitch edging.

fabric box with crochet edging

Lots of Scrap Happiness to join in with Kate and her merry band of Scrappers on Scrap Happy Day, which is on the 15th of every month.

If you want to see how some scraps of rusty barbed wire can be used to create art, have a look at my previous post.

Pop across to see what others have been doing with their scraps:

Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, LindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline, Sue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

Always inspiring!


38 responses to “Scrap Happy Box

  1. How clever! I will have to try this project.

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  2. now that’s another object to add to my list of “must try” as I have quite a bit of that needlepoint canvas stuff…and of course supplies!

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  3. Going Batty in Wales

    Thank you for the explanation. I shall add boxes to my list of things I want to make. The crochet edging is a brilliant finishing touch!

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  4. Really pretty box and great instructions if I ever wanted to try.

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  5. Oh, this made me smile. So snazzy! Your creativity always inspires me.

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  6. Aren’t you the clever one?! What a darling little project. 🙂

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  7. oh wow, what a pretty little box. I can imagine all sorts of things to fill it up.

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  8. Nice use of your scrappy fabric…. you always inspire me.

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  9. Too much fun there, and how great to use up some of those bits and pieces.

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  10. a very clever idea!

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  11. I love the further adaptation of the scrappy box- such fun.

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  12. I can see some adaptations for giving gifts in in your future! Who needs wrapping paper! Mind you people like my daughter always has her gifts from me wrapped in fabric anyway. 😄

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  13. Another useful talent you have. Good idea to record the process, too.

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  14. That’s a cracker! Clever ideas all round, especially using the hem of the T-shirt and working into it with crochet.

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  15. You can never have enough little boxes.

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  16. Love the box you made from your scrappy fabric! Thanks for the pics of your process.

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  17. Wow. It’s an amazing DIY!

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