Hello Ai fabric fans!
I'm back with the January edition of Tuesday Threads with Karen... 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:
Therm O Web interfacing to the lining worked really well, giving just the right amount of stiffness and support to the boxes.
I'll see you next month with another fun Ai fabric project.