Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Simple Sewing Box DIY


Hello Everyone,
I hope your week is going well!

Today I have a DIY for all you sewing lovers out there! I came up with this idea when I got tried of going through my big box of sewing supplies and just wanted something little to hold the sewing supplies I was constantly grabbing. After some thinking, I remembered a small wooden box in my craft stash and this project was born! 

The project itself is easy to make and you probably already have all the supplies you need on hand. If your planning on making this project you can alter it to fit your style and alter the size if your wanting to make a bigger box. All you have to do is follow the directions below but just adjust the amount of stuffing and fabric you need to fit the size of your box. 


Supplies
Wooden Box
Paint
Paintbrush 
Fabric
Yarn
Fabric Glue
Pen
Stuffing (not pictured)
E6000 Glue (not pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)


Step 1: Paint your wooden box inside and out. Then set it aside to dry. We will be covering the top of the box later, so you don't necessarily have to cover the entire top with paint.   

picture 1
picture 2
Step 2: Once your box is dry, flip it over onto your fabric (picture 1). Then take your pen and trace around the top of your box. When your done tracing, cut out your piece of fabric. You should have something like the picture 2 above. 


Step 3: Take your E6000 glue and apply some to the top of your box. Then press a small amount of stuffing into the glue. Once the top of your box is covered, set it aside to dry. 

picture 1
picture 2
Step 4: Now with your fabric glue, start gluing down your piece of fabric (you cut out earlier) to the top of your box. Start by apply glue to one edge on the top of your box (picture 1). Then press your fabric into the glue and repeat around the other three sides until the top of your box is covered. When your done gluing you will not see the stuffing, since it will be underneath the fabric (picture 2).


Step 5: Once your fabric is dry, cut a long piece of yarn that can go around your wooden box two times. When you have the yarn cut, glue it down around the edges of your fabric. The reason why were adding the yarn is to hide those messy edges and to make the box look more ''cohesive''.

When the yarn is completely dried, your ready to start using your new sewing box!




Since we added stuffing to the top of our box, you can now have a place to stick all your sewing pins and needles. Then inside your box you can store all your other sewing goodies like spools of thread, a tape measure or even a small pair of scissors. 

Besides keeping the box for yourself, this project would make a great gift for someone who is just starting to sew. 

What do you think? Do you like these simple sewing box?

xo Katie 

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