Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boxing Clever

On my travels around the internet I came across a pattern that I had to make as it seemed very simple yet so clever.

I was aiming for a box 3 1/2" tall so adjusted the formula to suit. My first attempt using scrap fabric wasn't too successful as I made the outer sleeve too tall:

Tall fabric box
Tall fabric box


The next one in the same fabric was a bit better:

fabric box
fabric box


Then I dug out one of my favourite fabrics that I got in the sale at Fabric Rehab:

White Russian Dolls fabric box
White Russian Dolls fabric box


I only used the nice fabric for the outer sleeve so that I've got some left for another project in the future.

Black Russian Dolls fabric box
Black Russian Dolls fabric box


and one together:

Russian Dolls fabric boxes
Russian Dolls fabric boxes


It's a very clever pattern and cardboard is used to support the sides so it can be removed & the 'box' washed.

5 comments:

Arianwen said...

They are gorgeous!! I am desperate to get on my machine. But, the girls are sewing obsessed Oriana has made three headbands this week and Elenya is planning a skirt.

Lisa said...

thanks for sharing the pattern for these great baskets Blue. Love the russian doll fabric... I'm sure I've spotted that in my local QS.

Auntie Noo said...

Those are fabulous. So useful and lovely to look at.

Jesse said...

I'm so glad you found the pattern useful! Your boxes are so pretty!

Rose said...

Has anyone found any directions in inches instead of cm? My husband and I just got finished making me some cube book cases that I want to make some for. :) LOVE this idea!!! Now to figure out what color to paint my book case and what color fabric to make the baskets out of. :) Thank you all for sharing!!!