I have written before about fabric boxes. If you’re curious, there are four other articles here: One, Two, Three, and Four. I am enthralled by boxes, be they polymer clay, needlepoint, or wood. Recently I decided to revisit the boxes of Meg Evans, which I’ve made before. This time I decided to play with her exact design. And therein started the problems.
Ms. Evans’ book is a delight. She has instructions for many different types of boxes, including some fun ones that fall open in a sort of puzzle-like fashion that I’m dying to make. They’re above my skills, and then it hit me: practice!
I bought supplies to make all the easy boxes with the exception of the kleenex box covers, since I’m not a huge fan of them. I started with the square box since I’ve made it before. How hard could it be, right?
I worked the walls of the bottom piece last and laid them out so you can see the design.
It sewed up fairly quickly. Here it is with the first wall up.
As I finished the rest of the sides, I realized something. You can see it in the image below. There’s a little face!
I showed this to a friend of mine and she said it looks like a little cat face. I think it looks like a little robot.
I used the dark blue to finish the top of the bottom part of the box as well as the edging along the top. It came out quite striking, especially when you see both pieces side-by-side.