Sew Perfect Mending Box
© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016
We all have a bit of mending to do, having quick supplies handy is a good idea, such as needles, several spools of different colors of thread, and a small pair of scissors handy is good. Keeping it in a lovely container is even better! Since Arnold not only promoted making paper, but also encouraged using things instead of tossing them, I am happy to follow his lead.
- Empty large frozen pizza box (inside is tan chipboard)
- Scraps of glossy black card stock to die cut (I used the backing from some embossing folders packaging)
- Dies: Tonic Studios™ “Patchwork Perfection” #1186E Vineyard Squares and 1185E Everyday Squares and layering squares
- Decorative hatpins or corsage pins for the top of the box
- Needles, small spools of thread, small pair of scissors, tape measure
- Tonic Studios™ Craft Tacky Glue™
- ½” 3” square tan foam for pin cushion
- Tonic Studios™ Super Trimmer #153E and scissors
- Ruler. pencil
- Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
- Measure, mark and cut the pizza box to create a 3 ¼” cube box top and bottom (the lid should be 1/8” larger than the bottom.
- Center, tape and cut one of the layering squares onto the top of the box lid.
- Construct the box bottom and top (lid).
- Die cut all 4 of the designs from the Patchwork Perfect Vineyard Squares set, and the filigree die from the Everyday Squares set from the glossy black card stock.
- Attach the die cuts to the sides and top of the box top.
- Glue the tan foam to the inside top of the box top (it will be the pin cushion).
- Place the small pair of scissors, tape measure, needles and spools of thread into the box.