A lotta bit of help please :)
As a few of you may have figured from my whining about my sewing room - I am in much need of storage boxes I have a unit that is 3m x 1.5 m split into 32 shelves that are 30cm x 30cm. I am trying to make as many fabric boxes as possible for my sewing room - but blinking well struggling to make them all!!! (Its getting a bit boring now!)
If you would like to make me a 30cm x 30cm fabric box in floral, striped, spotty, checked, vintage, plain, gingham or anything cute. In the colours pink, light blue, light green, beige or cream or a mixture of all of the aboove. Then please PM me and I can organise to swap with you
A problem shared is a problem solved
I will post a picture on the next comment.
Thank you muchly x
here they are [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewartyuk/5316391076/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5316391076_2f1e90889e.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewartyuk/5316391076/]instructions to fabric box[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/sewartyuk/]sewartyuk[/url], on Flickr I really like these boxes they are easy to make but they are just taking me ages!!! [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewartyuk/5316390964/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5316390964_83b120b354.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewartyuk/5316390964/]fbox[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/sewartyuk/]sewartyuk[/url], on Flickr one that has been made by someone ooooo I love kath kidston esq fabrics - kitsch and cute x x x
really cute...really! theyd look great in my new sewing room too..
gotta go upstairs and figure out what 30 cms are!
Any size would be much appreciated really but that is what I am after Thanks I love this website
Hi Selina. Have you thought of using a bedding box. They are brilliant for storing larger quanities of fabric. I got a second hand one and covered the top with sponge and fabric. I use plain boxes inside and have somewhere to sit too
Hi Sheila, I am really lucky to have some fab inlaws and they have given me an old wooden ottoman. I am going to do exactly that with it I am already hand sewing a patchwork panel to go on top of the padded bit and I will be storing all of my stuffing, wadding (batting) and polystyrene balls in there.
The boxes are for smaller things to go in together - I am quite shocked at how much stuff I have really - I have about 100 pots of beads, the same again of sequins, enough ribbon to go around the world several times - it truely is bonkers! I have so many different crafts that I do too that I just want them all in their own boxes on their own shelf - slight OCD lol!Great minds think alike hey!
ok.. anyway to blow the intructions up a little larger?Im fascinated by this project!
Yay! I could write up the instructions on here as they are in french on that image I found :S I will try my best to upload the project at some point today. Am I allowed to copy instructions from a book and post them on here? If not I could alter them slightly as to avoid copy right issues. I will take my own photos of making one step by step too
Tee hee ;D I've got my ottoman at the bottom of my bed....so much fabric....so little time. I like the idea of the boxes. They wouldn't last in my house though, I have a cat that loves boxes and bags. My friends have to make sure the cat isn't going home with them if they have called at mine after shopping ;)
OOOooooOOOOOOoooo this place is FAB!
I just found a tutorial already on here of how to make fabric boxes. yay! No point inre inventing the wheel i guess - they are made in exactly the same way I have been making them
Here is the link - Yay! Just let me know what you would like to swap by PM'ing me
Thanks in advance
are you serging them? I guess I oughta go look at the instructions..
They dont need serging as it kinda lines itself. its like bagging out when you make a bag. But that would be a way of making them quicker and easier to make with a thicker fabric (they need some kind of stability) The top could fold in on itself to make the edge the same. Great idea
ok.. Im working on a prototype now in a 1970s calico.... will post a pic ... cell phone bill cant be paid for a few days so when it gets turned back on..such is life,right?)I need help to figure out how to size it up and down.. Im made the prototype 16 inches wide (half inch seams)and 43 in. tall(width of fabric) and the corner flaps are sewn in 3in.. Ill measure it finished size when Im done and report back..LOL...
first experiment... went ok.. but dont like the loose underlining I used.. I bound it with a bit of left over quilt binding..looks very "new vintage" seems to really need a plastic or wood bottom..hmmm... Now iM working with what I guess is duck or some sort of water proof cotton(its stiff)that I got for sewing room acessories..got tow baskets in the making..this is fun!
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