I saw this on Oregon Public Broadcasting...VERY simple to make! People wrote me and asked for a tutorial....in one hour I had it made -- INCLUDING taking the pictures!!!
The original video said to use grosgrain ribbon. I only had regular ribbons on hand. I'm going to use fray-check on the ends to keep them from unraveling.
You can make any size box you want....and adjust the sides to what size suits you. I refolded my fat-quarters to make them fit nicely.
Sew 1/4" around the sides leaving an opening for turning
Original video said to mark 2" in on all sides
Turn and press, topstitch 1/4" from edge
Cut 1/4" ribbons. Add 6" to each end of the box (if box is 8", cut ribbon 20")
The original box -- with fat quarters
Cut 2 pieces of fabric...any size you want -- this is 8" x 7" - original one was larger
Cut Iron-On fleece the same size
Pin the corners and double check what you have --- Because my box was small, I reduced the 2" to 1 1/2"
This is what the inside will look like
Pull up the corners and tie ribbons in a bow.
Lay the ribbon on the line you drew and stitch with decorative stitch. Sew from the topstitch line to the topstich line! I glued my ribbon down so it wouldn't slip on me.
Repeat for the other two ribbons