Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Threads with Karen

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:

 I rolled down the top edge to form a bit of a cuff, and to show off the contrast lining.
 Oh, the possibilites of what you could use these for in your sewing room!  Or your craft room... or the kitchen... or as gift packing...

 The largest started with 12" squares of fabric, and the others are 10", 8" and 6" squares of fabric respectively, with the corners getting smaller for each size.  Adding the 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.
Happy sewing!


  1. These are cute, I think I may give this a try!

  2. Cute boxes, Karen! I love the patterns!

  3. Brilliant! So colorful and the style is "in" and perfect for craft rooms!!!!

  4. Oh Karen, these are absolutely adorable. Love the he fabric!

  5. So adorable!! Much cuter than the empty soup cans I use to store stuff!

  6. These are so cute and adorable! Can't wait to see more sewing projects from you!

  7. Karen, your talent has no limits! These are so ADORABLE!!! I love, love, love them!!! I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for your future posts!

  8. Oh my gosh, these are sooooo awesome!!! Love, love, LOVE!