Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Christmas Boxes!

Yesterday, I mentioned the Christmas boxes I'd be making for the craft fair.

I'd had a look around the internet, saw some boxes I liked the look of and then worked out how to make them.

There was a bit of trial and error. I've never tried to work something out before like this, I've always followed instructions or some semblance of a pattern, but I thought, "it's a box, how hard can it be?"

Very, it turns out! When you're new at this, you can make silly mistakes. The first square I cut was too small. I cut a 7" square initially and then when it came to sewing off the corners, I sewed off too much and my first box almost had no space for putting stuff in at the end!

So I cut a larger square, quilted a pretty pattern on it and cut smaller corners into the design and I'm quite happy that it came out okay!

Let me know what you think. I'm very happy with it and now I've got the basics down, I'm thinking of ways to add bits to it.

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