Make Some Lovely Boxes
By Virginia Allain on Mar 13, 2007
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
By Meli on Oct 05, 2012
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
By V on May 28, 2011
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!
By Kimberley A. Mitchell on Mar 28, 2014
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!