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Thread: Cutest homemade sewing boxes!

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    cute tutes! Iinstead of cardboard for stability, I purchase sheets of corrugated plastic at our local home improvement store. I cut it to fit with kitchen shears for all kinds of projects needing firm sides or bottoms such as totes, soft sided luggage, and purse bottoms. I use them especially in items that I make for my family who lives in the humid southeast. cardboard does not hold up well where they live. I can't see why it wouldn't work for the storage baskets, too.

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    Thank you for the site, I love it! Such a great idea!

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    I know Joannes carries the vinyl by the yard, used for raincoats, etc.

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    Joann's also carries the plastic by they yard in the upholstery section. Insteady of the the plastic canvas you can use the Deco bond which is also carried by both places. Walmart is usually the best price on that unless you are using a coupon at Joann's. Decor bond is also washable and to get the same stiffness you can iron it onto the main fabric and the lining. Use a denim needle when sewing it.

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    Thanks for the very well-written tute. And thanks to the other writer of the well-written tute for the round boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I found the cutest sewing boxes and directions for them. You can change the size so easily. But one thing befuddled me. Where to get the vinyl you sew to the front (with binding strips of fabric around it) on both sides and the bottom so you can put a label in it though the top so it says what's in the box. A window, I guess you would call it.

    I looked for an hour online and finally found a place. I emailed them Sunday. This morning at 7:30 am they called me and apologized for not calling sooner. They were off for the holidays. We talked and for 40 cents each, they are sending me 12-3"x4" pieces of double folded viny. She told me to just carefully cut off the small edges and I'd have two pieces of single vinyl for each double piece. Perfect!

    I ordered 12 pieces of vinyl at 40 cents each and it came to $4.80 plus $1.95 shipping. It came to $6.75 total. They are in California. The business is called Everyday Vinyl and their website is www.everydayvinyl.com. Check them out! Excellent customer service. I found it easier to just talk to them on the phone and explain my dilemma.

    A picture of the box and directions for it are here: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/09...html#more-4543. I am going to start making them for next year for Christmas presents and birthday presents and just for me. They are so awesome boxes! If anyone has any other sites with cool fabric boxes, please share here!!
    You can buy vinal at Wal Mart
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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