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Case Study: Basic Boxes - 3 sizes

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Author Scientific Seamstress
Price $5.00
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by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

“Another excellent pattern from Carla C. Easy to sew up with great directions, pictures and just comes together beautifully!”

The Case Study series revolves around a container design that is sturdy, yet soft. With a padded foam core and simple cuboid shape, the architecture lends itself to a number of storage and transport applications. The straightforward construction process involves basic sewing and crafting techniques. A number of looks from clean utilitarian to boutique designer are possible depending on fabric and embellishment choices.

The Basic Box is great for gifting, organizing, and protecting all sorts of items including:

Hair Accessories
Sewing Supplies
Fabric or Yarn
Spare Change
CDs & Video Games
Wrapped Candies &
Baked Goods

The boxes are stackable, and the different sizes can be nested. The square lid is perfect for personalization with applique or embroidery, and is a wonderful way to show off a quilt block or needlework.

Patterns and instructions are included to make boxes in three sizes: small (5”l x 5”w x 4”h),
medium (7”l x 7”w x 5½”h), and large (9”l x 9”w x 7”h).

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making 3 boxes. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.


Case Study: Basic Boxes. Copyright © 2010 by Carla Hegeman Crim. All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the author. The patterns contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from me or an authorized dealer.

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Light to medium weight fabric
Heavyweight fusible interfacing
6mm Craft Foam
Hook and Loop Tape OR a Magnetic Fastener Set for the closure.
Fabric marking pen/pencil
Regular glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Cutting implements for fabric and foam.

by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

Another excellent pattern from Carla C. Easy to sew up with great directions, pictures and just comes together beautifully!

by Putznanu
on September 4th, 2012

Great pattern!

by Mason, Roberta
on March 8th, 2012

Love these!

by Church, Mindy
on January 5th, 2012

Great instructions and love all the photo illustrations!!! Helps to be able to see each step while your working. I would recommend and will buy from again :)

by Renee M.
on January 5th, 2012

Her name says it all!! Very detailed instructions with great results!

by Dorrie J.
on August 1st, 2001

While this pattern does require a lot of measuring and cutting, it works up beautifully. I couldn't find 6mm craft foam, so I substituted 2mm craft foam sheets I already had, glued together in stacks of three. Worked just fine ! I printed it out, since my sewing Lab and computer are half a house apart, and just followed along. It took me a while, because I am terrible at measuring, but once the layers are cut, it sews together quickly and nearly intuitively. Directions are written and illustrated every step of the way, and they make logical sense. Once you make your first one, you'll want to make more, too ! I'm already plotting ways to use some of the piles of test stitch-outs I've sewn with my embroidery machine, as well as imagining my vast stash of fabric being used to create original, personalized gifts. If you can sew a quarter-inch seam, and can measure and cut squares, this'll be fun for you, too ! Lots of possibilities !

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