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Thread: Fabric covered needlework box

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    Yes, I finally made something! I am now the very proud owner of one of these sewing boxes and it has turned out well. Thank you so much for your instructions. My sister was given one of these as a gift together with the instructions but she kept saying she would find them for me and didn't get round to it, so now with your instructions I have managed to make one! Thank you, Sheila

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    Fabric covered sewing box - thank you for the instructions!

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Size:  694.2 KBI have now completed my fabric covered sewing box using these instructions and am delighted with it! I will convert the measurements to make a smaller box and a larger one - it seems to work out that the hexagon sides on the top and bottom, and therefore, the sides, measures the same as the radius of the circle. That is, if you want a 10" box, then the hexagon and sides would measure 5", on a 6" box, the hexagon adn sides woudl measure 3". The height of the sides can be whatever you want. I hope I am correct in my maths but this box lends itself to many other uses - jewellry, makeup, mini layette for a new baby and so on. Thank you so much for this, and good luck to anyone who has a go - I have very little sewing experience and this box is mainly sticking with Pritt stick and PVA glue with very little sewing. As you can see, I did not make the little pockets - not enough material! I also padded both sides of the lid and the edges so it gave it a more luxurious feel.

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    You did a beautiful job.
    I had the kit and, like BlueChicken, could not make any sense of the instructions.
    Am grateful that a good friend could and made it up for me.

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    Would love to try to make one of these, but would need someone by my side leading me on! All of the boxes are beautiful. Thank you for all the pictures in your tutorial.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Many years ago I made a similar box for my mom. It was called Victorian sewing box. I used a glue gun and remember burning my fingers since I did not use clothes pins. I put a fabric covered button in the middle of the lid and tied vintage lookin tassel on it. Since my box was square I added brass corners to it. My mom still uses it today. Yor box is very beautiful. Great work. Thank you for posting the tutorial. I think I will make a few of your boxes for Christmas presents.
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    I just remember something. I think, I am not sure, that lady who thought me added extra batting on the bottom of the inner box and used it as a pin cushion. I am so going to get my stuff out and make one today. THANK YOU for getting my creative juices going. You rock!
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    Just found this thread yesterday when researching ideas for using poster board with fabric. Have read all 36 pages and really look forward to making one of these. Thank you so much for such a detailed tutorial and what beautiful boxes everyone has made.

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    I love this. Going to have to make one for sure. Great tutorial. Thanks. :-)

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    I have just discovered this forum. Can you tell me how I can get the instructions to make one of these beautiful boxes? Thanks

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    It is at the beginning-(page 1) of this thread

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    so glad I've just found Quilting Board and now a tutorial on making an Etui box. I have just returned to patchwork after 30+ years and started to learning quilting - then I discovered Etui boxes and have become quite obsessed - can't wait to get home and make a start - your instructions are so clear - adds to making the experience more enjoyable and less stressful

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    I love etuis. i made one for my friend that was in the shape of a lighthouse. It is too cute. I may have to make one of these for me. Thanks for the instructions.

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    this hexie box is incredible, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I'd love to give this a try.

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    Thank you for this great ideal for a friend of mine for Christmas gift.

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    That is so cool!

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    Oh my, this brings back memories, I made one of these 20 years ago and it's still going strong, I also made one based on a square box made with plastic tapestry sheets which you filled with tapestry and joined by sewing to make a needlwork box.I think its time I made some new boxes.

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    I haven't seen Lacelady on here for such a long time, but glad her instructions for this sewing box is still here. I have printed the instructions. Now just to find some time. Hoping all is well with you Lacelady. Miss your posts.

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    Thank you! What an exceptional tutorial. Well done.

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    So very cute!

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    that is so neat
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    That's really cool. I just might print out the tute and pics and try making one. Thanks for posting

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    I tried it and couldn't even get the templates right. I wonder if there is a teacher for this project somewhere around here. I evidently need hands on instruction.

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    Need help with the length of fabric that you cut when you start, it's 28inx2in then later it says fold in turnings & iron. This should then measure approx. 29inx1in what is meant by turnings, and how does it end up being 29x1in which by folding in half would give me the 1 in., how does it become 29x1in. and why does it look like elastic on the ends? It is also longer then is needed to run around the lid top. Do you run elastic all way through the long strip & how do you make the strip look neat at the end when it is to long. Tks. for any help, I am much better by watching people do this instead of reading. I do need help.
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