I'm back with the January edition of Tuesday Threads with Karen on the Art Impressions blog... and this is the most fun that I've had sewing in a while! I came across this idea on Pinterest, and knew that these little fabric boxes would be amazing in the Art Impressions Shop Hop fabrics that are available through Henry Glass Co.
I intended to make just one... and ended up with four! Trust me, if time wasn't an issue, you'd be seeing about a dozen of these. I started with the largest, and just kept making them smaller!
I'm not going to give you a full tutorial, just a bit of info - if you're interested in making some of your own, just do an internet search for "fabric boxes" and there are some very helpful, easy-to-follow tutorials out there. But I've got lots of photos to share (they were just so cute... I kept snapping pictures!)
The largest box was made by cutting two 12" squares of fabric, and two of contrasting fabric for the lining. I cut out 3"x 3" squares from the two bottom corners, and then ironed on Therm O Web's medium weight fusible tricot interfacing onto both lining pieces. I sewed down the sides and across the bottom, then mitred the corners to form the box shape - on both the outer and lining pieces. With right sides together, I sewed the top rim of the box to the lining, leaving a 2" opening to turn them inside out, which I then hand sewed shut. Here's what it looks like:
I'll see you next month with another fun Ai fabric project.