Fabric Covered Gift Boxes

These make nice storage boxes for cotton wool, hairbands, etc. Fabric Box with ribbon ties


Approximate Time: Approximately 1 hour



  • material
  • sewing machine
  • 1 metre of ribbon
  • strong card


  1. Cut 5 squares of card, for this box I used 5" squares, but you can make them any size you wish. I tend to do a set of 3 boxes in graduating sizes.

  2. Cut material into a cross shape allowing 1/4" seam allowance. Plaid fabric cut into a plus sign shape

  3. Cut ribbon into 8 equal lengths and tuck inside the 2 pieces of material, with the long end inside. Ribbons pinned to plaid fabric

  4. Sew around all sides leaving one side open.

  5. Turn piece out ensuring corners are pushed out.

  6. Insert a piece of card into each square and then close gap with small stitches. Cardboard being put into fabric sleave


  7. Bring each side up and tie ribbons to make a box.

By Sue from Bristol, UK

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August 12, 20110 found this helpful

Those are so delicate and cute! Thanks! I am going to do a variation on this theme! Thanks for posting!

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August 13, 20110 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea! Love them! yep, I'm going to do it too, thank you for this idea :) I was thinking about putting up a shelving unit and didn't want the things I put on it (like papers, mail).


This unit will be a addition to my desk but also will sit in my living room, so I'll be storing things on it also. How nice will it be and look with my very own baskets made of cloths that matches my decor. You have given to me my fall project, thank you! Maybe I'll change the material for Christmas and other holidays! Wow, love your idea! Thank you so much & have a great day too!

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August 15, 20110 found this helpful

This is a wonderful idea! I just had a "Why didn't I think of that moment". The possibilities are endless as to fabric choices and places to use these. Thank you so much!

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

This is a wonderful idea. It would be great to make these for Christmas to put cookies in.

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September 25, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea! I too had a "why didn't I think of that" moment! lol. If I may add a touch more? I would quilt the fabric with batting for a more sturdy "basket". Also, use fabric stiffener.


Thanks for the idea! Awesome!

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