Making Hand-Sewn Boxes: Techniques And Projects

Making Hand-Sewn Boxes: Techniques And Projects
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Guild of Master Craftsman
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Everything you need to know to make beautiful, fabric-covered boxes is in this full-color how-to guide and project collection. From a basic rectangular box to a more complex octagonal box with drawers, there are many different methods and shapes awaiting exploration. Boxes and their lids offer a perfect opportunity for needleworkers to showcase such skills as patchwork, quilting, and embroidery. Calling for surprisingly little fabric, they offer a wonderful opportunity to use remnants or indulge in an expensive textile. Make boxes with trays and dividers to use for jewelry, sewing supplies, or other small objects. All basic information and techniques are fully covered, and a stunning gallery of projects will inspire you with the potential of making hand-sewn boxes. 144 pages, 64 color illus., 102 b/w illus., 7 3/8 x 9 3/4.

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Make Some Lovely Boxes


I've always been fascinated by boxes. The ones in this book are a delight and you can make them for yourself or as gifts. The finished boxes are lovely. Here's what you can make: a tissue box, square boxes, hexagonal and octagonal boxes, a pen holder and letter rack, chests of drawers, round and oval boxes, octagonal box with four drawers, triangular box (my favorite), three-tier box, and a victorian style box. The supplies can be fabric remnants, and cereal boxes for the cardboard. The directions are really good and include drawings and photographs showing the different stages of making a fabric covered box. Although the author is British, measurements are in both metric and inches. The books listed at the end and the mail order suppliers don't include U.S. titles or suppliers, but any fabric store should have what you need or for that matter, any Walmart. The book helps you plan the size, shape, function, and type of lid for your box project. You can even use quilted fabric in covering the box. I like that it shows how to make dividers, drawers and trays.

You can profit with this book


I actually made boxes using this book, it was not hard at all. Instructions were easy as pie, and it was so empowering to make something so intricate, and useful

finishing for needlework


A great way to finish needlework if you are tired of framing or pincushions/ pillows. Clear instructions and many shapes of boxes for many uses.

Very useful book, lots of great ideas!


There is not another book on the market that has as many tips for making cloth covered, hand sewn boxes. Hands down the best directions out there, easy to follow, and fabulous photos to guide you. It is out of print, but well worth the price, if you are at all interested in this craft. I am about to make the Victorian Etui, which is a box that opens, and has ribbons in place on the inside to hold sewing items. Jewelery boxes, trinket boxes, you name it, this book has it. Love it!

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Making Hand-Sewn Boxes and it was written by Jackie Woolsey. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Dec 31, 1999 and it has a suggested retail price of $17.95. It was published by Guild of Master Craftsman and has a total of 144 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1861080859 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781861080851. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.