Making Keepsake Fabric Boxes

Category Keepsake
These fabric boxes or trays were made from keepsake fabric scraps. The fabric was cut and sewn together using quilt piecing techniques and then crafted into soft boxes for holding small items. This is a great project to use with inherited fabric or clothing items.


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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

Yield: 1


  • 9 or 12 fabric squares cut from fabric scraps
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • 1 spool thread
  • 1/2 yd interfacing
  • plain or print fabric for inside


  1. 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.
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  3. 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.
  4. Pin squares, right sides, together, one row at a time, and sew together using a 1/4" seam.
  5. Press. Sew rows together, pinning right sides together. Press.
  6. 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".
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  8. 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.
  9. Top stitch around entire square, closing and sewing opening shut.
  10. Fold each of the four corners into a triangle and sew in 2 or 3", depending on size of basket.
  11. Ready to use!
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Crafts Quilting KeepsakeMarch 10, 2020
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