DIY Small Storage Box Craft Tutorial
A quick and easy storage box solution for small crafting spaces. This box isn’t designed to carry heavy items, rather to store lightweight things such as ribbons and threads. You could also make one as a gift, filling it with cookies or sweet treats!
Prep Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut your fabric into a six inch wide strip.
  2. Measure and cut out a 6 x 6 inch square base.
  3. Cut four sides 6 inches wide by 5 inches deep.
  4. Cut two handles 6 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
  5. Fold over the top edge of each of the sides with a quarter inch fold and straight stitch into place. Zig zag over the bottom edge of the fold to keep the fabric from fraying.
  6. Pin two of the sides to opposite side of the base, right sides together and straight stitch leaving a 1/4 inch gap from either end.
  7. Pin the seams inwards towards the centre of the base and straight stitch them in place. Zig zag along the bottom edge of the seam. This provides reinforcement for the base and prevents fraying.
  8. Repeat with the other two sides.
  9. Pin each of the box corners together, taking care to line up the upper outside edges of the box. Straight stitch in place.
  10. Turn the box right side out and pin along the outside edge of the corners for reinforcement. Straight stitch.
  11. Make your handles by folding each side over 1/4 inch and straight stitching in place.
  12. Pin the handles to the opposite sides of the box and stitch into place.
  13. Embellish as desired. Fabric glue could be used to stick on any decorations.
  14. If you want extra reinforcement, cover a 5 inch square piece of heavy card with some cotton fabric (use the fabric glue to fix it in place) and place in the bottom of the box.

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