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A retro sewing box
Urggh all my photos are too bigger size quality to download, so I will be taking some with my mobile soon xx

Posted by Grace D from London, United Kingdom • Published See Grace D's 63 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all the things you need, I got about 1/2 a metre of all the fabric and wadding but it depends on how big you want your box.
    You need wadding, card, types of fabric, fabric glue, scissors.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the base of your box, you need really thick card for this otherwise it will be very flimsy. Choose any size, my base was 36x24.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut this out.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get the piece of card you just cut out and draw around it on some card, so that when you cut it out you will have two. One of them is for the lid the other the base.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut this out.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then you want to choose the side of your box, it has to look right, so depending on the size of your box, choose the right depth that will suit it. It also depends what you want to put in your box. The depth of my box was 13.5

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out all the sides of your boxes

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    With pencil write a small 1 of each of these pieces to stop you getting confused later on.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you need to get all the pieces you made and draw around all of them on some card. So basically you are making doubles of them, I will explain why later.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out all of these and put a small 2 on each of the corners.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    With the number 2's you need to mark 1/2 a centimetre in from the edge. Once done that all the way around cut out the excess, so you are left with a smaller shape

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    You need to cut wadding to fit the card called 2. You need to stick this to all the card and wait for it to dry.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now you need to get the fabric that you want to be on the outside of your box. Get your pieces of card that have 1's on. You need to cut the fabric about 2 cm bigger all the way around the card.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stick this down. Wait for this to dry fully.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 15
    Step 15

    By this time the others should be dry. You need to get your other fabric and do the same thing to the pieces of card called 2 with the wadding on them. Now you just have to wait for everything to dry. So give yourself a pat on the back and have a cuppa.

  • How to make a box. Sewing Box - Step 16
    Step 16

    You now need to find the 1's that match up with the 2's you need to stick them together. The reason why we do this is so its nicely padded and also so it looks nice, so let them go and find there future partners. You now need to let them dry.

  • Step 17

    Now comes the tricky part. You need to stick it all together. Cover the sides with glue and stick them together with fabric glue. If your box is fairly small you can put an elastic band around it so that it stays in place, if it is quite big like mine you need to get some hair grips and stick it at the sides. Now leave it for about a night to dry. Keep touching the corners up with glue and your box is ready!

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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
Thank you xxx
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Miss Mess
Miss Mess · Illinois, Illinois, US · 4 projects
this is just so cute...i love it...great job
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
Thank you xx
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
very handy- I saw some sewing boxes in the shops but they cost like $30-40! and they were in an ugly fabric so I'm glad to see this project! You get my thumbs up!
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
OUCH! I really felt that
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mlc1803 m.
mlc1803 m. · Chihuahua, Chihuahua, MX
cute n clever, gracey! i so need this.my sewing stuff is everywhere! the other day my sister stepped on a needle (oops)!! thanks so much Happy
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Terri
Terri
how cool!!!!
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
Thankk you xx
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
Gracie how cute! Great take on such a hard project. I love how you thought of using glue instead of taking the trouble to sew all that bulk together. Love your project and putting it under my favorites list!
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
Yer I lovvee the fabric, I got extra so I could have spare
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