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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    my new sewing box!

    Someone on this board told me about a LQS in my general area, and mentioned fun classes. (I wish I could find that thread-I'd say thanks!!) I checked it out, and signed up for Cindy's Sewing Box. The class was a lot of fun, and the box is brilliant! I made one in class, then came home and made another this weekend. It's got a ton of pockets that you can customize to suit yourself and your stuff, and elastic loops for things like pencils and shorty rulers. The spool and bobbin holders are thin hair elastics, sewn down on one end and hooked over buttons. I still have to do this part to the purple one, but I ordered fancy sewing themed buttons (from Nancy's Notions, I think) and they need to get here first.

    There's supposed to be a divider-you can see it on the left in the red one-but I'm waffling about putting it in. It's only tacked in, and it's the very last thing sewn, so I still have time to make up my mind. The bottom has a hidden pocket for a piece of plastic canvas for stiffening and sturdiness. I'm amazed at how much you can get in these things-the instructor's was packed! The batting is Soft & Stable, which I've never worked with before. I like it, but more than about three layers chokes my walking foot, and the stuff eats needles-this was a three-needle project. (Dull, not broken.) The binding is 1" grosgrain ribbon, although you could be ambitious and make your own to match.

    The pattern comes in three sizes (these are the largest) and I can see why the instructor had a half-dozen or so in her bag-they're addictive to make and handy to have around! I'm already thinking about another one as a tatting bag. I've got one, like a bucket, but it doesn't have a lid, which would be nice.

    The purple one will go with my Featherweight, and the Professional Tote I plan on making to match after I've waded through my Christmas to-do list. The red one will probably end up living on the end table by the couch, with pieces of whatever project I've got going in it.
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    Oh wow ! I love it. Alot of storage, you can never have too much of that. great job !.....Michele

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    How neat ! I have never seen those before , sure looks like you can get a bunch of stuff in a small space
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    What a neat idea!

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    Great job!

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    I love them. I like the measuring tape on the top of the red one. They are really cute.

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    Do you by chance know the name and maker of the pattern? Or the name of the store one can be purchased from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy Jeanne View Post
    I love them. I like the measuring tape on the top of the red one. They are really cute.
    The measuring tape ribbon was something the instructor had. She said she got it from Michael's, but that's 45 minutes from here, and I wanted to sew, not drive. I'll definitely look for it next time I'm out that way though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations View Post
    Do you by chance know the name and maker of the pattern? Or the name of the store one can be purchased from?
    It's Cindy's Sewing Box; the store is Bella's Fabrics. Here's their website, (http://www.bellafabricsva.com/) but I don't know if you can buy it online or not.
    Last edited by MrsBoats; 12-04-2011 at 12:38 PM.
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    Never seen one before! would make a great gift for sewers or quilters or any crafter I suppose!! I like yellow in case you want to make me one for Christmas!!

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    Makes a nice gift for somebody.

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    great job and so useful
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    That would be good for a travel makeup kit too

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    Very pretty. I like the blue one.

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    very pretty and practical!!!
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    Your sewing boxes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

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    Very nice sewing boxes and you did a great job!

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    those are great-you can get a lot of tools and supplies in those bags.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    The boxes are really nice. They could be used for many things.

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    Very nice work. How exciting to learn something new!

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    What a great class! You were really lucky to sign up for that one. I love the colors your chose for yours.

    I noticed the pattern is originated by a gal that works there. (cindy french) I am wondering... do they mail patterns to other people in the country?
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    Very nice job!
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    Really nice sewing boxes. you did a great job. Put my name on one for Christmas.

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    What a great idea. I can see that would be great to take to a class.
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    Neat "cloth" box!!! I could use several, and yours are so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Very Nice.What size of zipper did you use?

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