Keepsake Fabric Boxes
These fabric boxes were made from fabric scraps I found among my mother's sewing supplies after she passed away. I thought it would be nice to make them up into something usable, but also memorable, so I made each of my children a fabric box to use for storing trinkets or for serving bread or rolls. It is also a way to remember their grandmother, an avid quilter.
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
- 9 or 12 fabric squares cut from fabric scraps
- sewing machine
- 1 spool thread
- 1/2 yd interfacing
- plain or print fabric for inside
- Cut 9 or 16 fabric squares from fabric scraps, plain or print or a mixture of each. A good size is 3" by 3" or 4" by 4" squares depending on size of fabric box you desire.
- Lay fabric squares into a design with three or four squares going across and three or four squares going down, again depending on size of desired box. A square is best.
- Pin squares, right sides, together, one row at a time, and sew together using a 1/4" seam.
- Press. Sew rows together, pinning right sides together. Press.
- Cut interfacing and backing to size of fabric square layer. Pin fabric square layer to backing, right sides together, with interfacing as the last layer of "sandwich".
- Sew around square leaving a 3" opening on one of the sides in the middle. Clip corners at a diagonal and turn right side out. Press.
- Top stitch around entire square, closing and sewing opening shut.
- Fold each of the four corners into a triangle and sew in 2 or 3", depending on size of basket.
- Ready to use!
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