Yeah! I finally completed my second tutorial. This one is for a fabric covered box. I've had the photos done for a few weeks now and some notes written down, but I was so inspired by all of the nice comments on my Bread Bag Tutorial that I knew I just had to stop procrastinating and get this done. I don't want to just be a one-tutorial-wonder.
Back in the olden days when I was a teenager, I used to make fabric covered jewelry boxes and sell them at craft fairs. It was fun, and it helped me realize that I probably wasn't going to get rich at crafting any time soon and should get a real job. Amazingly, I saved my leftover supplies all these years, and even more amazingly, I hadn't had the urge to repeat that particular craft until recently. I wanted to make some pretty boxes to store, organize, and display my fabric - especially my fabric scraps. There's a lot of great tutorials out there already for boxes and baskets made completely out of fabric. There are also some really cute ones in the Tone Finnanger books I bought recently. (They - the books that is - are listed in my little Amazon widget on the right if you want to check them out.)
And I was about to give one of them a try when I remembered my old boxing business. For me these are a little faster than the all fabric type, since there's no sewing involved, and I like that they hold their shape better than the fabric only boxes. (Not that I don't still want to make a bunch of the fabric only ones as well.)
Hope you enjoy.
UPDATE: Several people have commented on the fabric I used for this box. Don't you just love it?! It's called Sorbet. It's by Moda, and I think it comes in a couple different colorways. I believe this one is called Watermelon. I bought mine at Sew Portland. I did a quick search of my favorite on-line shops, Sew Mama Sew and Fabric Shack. Unfortunately neither of them have it, but a quick Google search did bring up some hits.