In honor of our Paris adventures Jeannette provided us with a little Eiffel Tower piece which I made into a petite cube. Here is a refresher of our shipboard class....
First sew the ends together on the long rectangle....you will use the gray thread provided in your kit.
Hide your knot on the back.
Sew along the two edges. Pick a little fabric from each edge. Every third stitch go through the same hole and tighten it up. Remember catch fabric not cardboard. Knot off at the end of the seam but do not cut the thread.
Square up the outside edges and put the back on your box pin corners if you wish.....see around the outside edges. Remember the unfluffed piece goes on the bottom. Make sure the back will "read" correctly...right side up!
Sew along the outside. Once complete knot off the thread and tunnel through the fabric so thread end will not show.
Clip thread as close as possible to fabric.
Stuff box with plastic bag or fabric scraps....
Center and mount stitching to front padded board. Repeat process but leave a scant 1/2 inch opening...not sewn..along the bottom of the box. Mark with tape as a visual reminder.
Sewing completed...use a skewer to pry open the hole and tuck one end of the cording inside.
Sew or glue cording around the sewn edge. Let glue dry before trying to tuck in the other end
Tape and cut cord if it is too long but leave enough to tuck inside
The bow....fold in half and secure the middle by sewing it with the red thread. On the last wrap add the tower charm
Knot off thread and fluff the loops of your bow. Pin or glue to the top of box. Remember all our wonderful French memories...I really need a lemon tart!