1) Upcycled bag
2) Zippered pouch
3) Old sewing machine cover
It's now time for fabric boxes using the same curtain fabric again!! Here's a detailed pictorial on how I made it:
Step 1: Measuring
First of all, decide what size you'd like your fabric box to be. We basically need 3 measurements - the length, breadth and height of the fabric box that you'd like to make. Then decide on the seam allowance that you'll be comfortable working with.
|measuring & marking wrong side of outer fabric|
I like to draw the lines on the fabric so that the final product is more precise in size, and I also need the intersection points marked out with red dots. The size of the cut fabric would be:
longer side = length + (2 x height) + (2 x seam allowance)
shorter side = breadth = (2 x height) + (2 x seam allowance)
For each corner, fold the fabric along the red dotted lines (right sides facing each other) and pin them in place.
And here's the inner fabric with the same markings on it. Do the same folding/pinning with the inner fabric
|measuring & marking wrong side of inner fabric|
As stated in Step 1, fold all corners of outer and inner fabric with right sides facing each other and pin them. Here's what 1 of the corners looks like:
|Fold and pin all corners|
|Sew along the black line|
|Trim off excess|
|Floppy "box" from outer fabric|
Step 3: Assembling the Outer and Inner "Boxes"
By now, you should have 2 floppy "boxes". Turn the outer fabric box wrong side outwards, and the inner fabric box right side outwards. Put the inner fabric box inside the outer fabric box like this (right sides of outer and inner fabric should be facing each other):
|Assemble the 2 floppy "boxes" like this|
|Pin the outer and inner "boxes" together|
|Sew along the top|
Step 4: Turning it inside out
If you remembered to leave a gap in the previous step, you can now proceed to the fun part of turning it inside out through that gap
|Turning inside out through the gap|
After all that turning, give the top of the box a good ironing:
|Iron the top of the box|
|Completed fabric box|
As I chose not to use any interfacing for this project, you might find the box a bit too floppy for you. In order to give it more shape, you can either use interfacing, or sew along the height of each edge like this:
|Sew edges to give more shape|
Phew..... hope this tutorial is clear enough. If not, just drop me a comment/email and I'll try my best to explain further.