The blanket I gave to my neice as a wedding present needed a large cardboard box for wrapping.
I did not want to buy masses of wrapping paper, especially when I have a massive stash of fabric. I have an old dress of my Mum’s, (my niece’s Granny) so I cut off the skirt and wrapped the box in that.
TheYou Tube clip below shows two pieces of fabric sewn together – I didn’t do that, I just used the one piece – the whole of the skirt. As it was see-through material there was not an obvious right and wrong side.
I then tucked in some fabric flowers that I had left over from making my Frida Kahlo headband
I loved the way it turned out.
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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.
I cut 3″ squares of canvas, and 3½” calico squares as the backing for some little pieces of textile collage.
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.
The two pieces on the left have little pockets.
I sewed blanket stitch round the edges and made a plain calico base
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’.
I added a piece of thicker wadding top and bottom and found a shell for the handle.
I think it works
Now – what to put in it ….