Hi! I’m Wynn from zakkaArt and it’s my pleasure to share a really easy Christmas gift idea here at 12 days of Ruby Star FQ challenge.
What you need (for 10cm x 10cm x 10cm box):
- A fat quarter exterior fabric (or more if you are making bigger boxes)
- A fat quarter interior/lining fabric (or more if you are making bigger boxes)
- Batting/Fleece (light or medium weight)
- Needle and coordinating thread (for handsewing)
(*Note: 1cm seam allowance is included in the all measurements given)
First of all, cut out 12cm x 12cm squares from both the exterior and interior fabrics as well as the fleece batting. Five pieces each.
Now we’ll make the first wall of the box.
Lay the batting down first followed by the exterior fabric (right side up) and then the interior fabric (wrong side up).
Pin the three layers in place.
Then sew the three layers together using backstitch throughout, leaving a small gap (about 4-5cm). Trim the corners.
Turn inside out. Make sure to take care of the corners too. Press with hot dry iron.
Stitch close the gap using ladder stitch.
Repeat the same procedure for the other four walls of the box.
Now that you have all the five walls nicely done, the only thing you need to do is to sew connect them together using ladder stitch.
There you go! You have completed your very own organizer box! There are many sizes you can make and many ways you can jazz up your box such as adding embellishments (i.e. lace, beads, buttons).
Hope you will enjoy making these organizer boxes for your loved ones this Christmas. Thank you Fat Quarterly and Melody Miller for this awesome chance to share this tutorial with you!