Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sewing Box.....Camp Wannasew Project

This is a project that we recently did at the Spring Camp Wannasew.  Several campers did not get finished so I said I would post the directions on my blog.  This technique can be used for any size goes.

This is the box we used....

Cut a piece of chipboard the same size as the bottom of the box.  You might have to trim until you get a good fit....round of the corners slightly for the candy box.  Cover the chipboard with a layer of low loft quilt batting and trim to fit.  Then cover with matching fabric.

We selected several motifs that came in the addition to the yummy candy.  Angie chose to do a long thin motif for the scissor keep.  Decide how much linen you want to show on the front and fold into a long tube.  I slip stitched the top and bottom together for form a flat tube...added two buttons and fringed the ends.  This is the back.

Now a picture of the front.

The second motif is going to be attached to felted wool.  Decide how much linen you want to show on the front and mark the measurement on all four sides.

Fold back the edges, trim leaving about 1/2 inch all around and attach to the wool with matching thread.

Trim the wool using pinking shears or a rotary cutter with pinking blade---they are wonderful and well worth the price.

The next piece was trimmed, fringed and attached to the wool with beads, or buttons.

Now you have three can play around with them until you get a pleasing arrangement.
Slip your scissors into the scissor loop and you have a great sewing box.  Enjoy!


  1. I thought this page talks about magic that's why I decided to be here and to leave comment, coz I'm looking for the blog of magician in Reno. Thanks for having me here.

  2. Hi Mona,
    I have the pinking blade for my rotary cutter, but I'd like to ask if you use it free hand, or do you try to run it alongside a ruler as you cut the fabric.

  3. I use a quilting ruler and run the blade alongside those clear rulers.

  4. Doing this project is not totally Magic coz it's a hardwork when you say magic it's an entertainment. Any way I appreciate this post!


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