Tiny Fabric Gift Box

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Tiny Fabric Gift Box

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I want to give my girls some special jewelry for Christmas and had been looking for pretty ways to wrap it when I came across this download from Quilting Daily.
Tiny gift box

4 boxes

These are very simple, and quite pretty. I did have to enlarge the pattern about 20% in order to have it fill the 8×8 square, so be aware of that.
The instructions say to “sew close to all cut edges, including the slits”. I used a decorative stitch and then thought, “why didn’t I just do buttonholes?”. Make buttonholes. I will next time.
Other than that, follow the instructions. I did, for once and they turned out just great.

I made one out of paper, just by folding up the pattern and it occurred to me that these would look great made out of a heavy stock handmade paper. Something soft enough to bend with out creasing, so don’t use a cardstock. Maybe a Japanese mulberry paper or some such.

Here’s what they look like opened up:

flat

Here is some context for size:

context

Can’t wait til my girls get to open their gifts, and then keep the wrapping to store them in!

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3 responses »

  1. Clever boxes!

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for an One Lovely Blog Award a couple of days ago and forgot to inform you! Oops.

    I realize it’s a bit of a chain letter thing that not everyone want to participate in. But as I do enjoy you blog – and even made my very own Endless dress, I thought at the very least by nominating you more people might find and get to enjoy your blogs too.

    Anyway, should you wish to participate, you can find the One Lovely Blog Award rules and the award badge at my blog: http://overflowingstash.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/and-the-award-goes-to/

    Happy holiday sewing! Looking forward to more creative ideas from you in the coming year! πŸ™‚

    Pia

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