Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Square Box

Square Box Pattern by Amber Crawley, sewn by Heidi Staples

Every now and then I get to test a pattern for a friend, and it's always such an honor. My friend Amber has been turning out a series of unbelievably clever little boxes that are sewn completely by hand using English Paper Piecing methods. I got the chance to test out her new Square Box last week, and I absolutely love how it turned out.

Square Box Pattern by Amber Crawley, sewn by Heidi Staples

My version is slightly smaller than the original pattern, finishing at just 7" square, but it's still very roomy. I didn't have fusible Pellon 71F on hand, but I made do with Pellon Peltex 70 and some adhesive basting spray which worked quite nicely. The combination of firm interfacing, hand sewing, and linen fabrics makes this an incredibly sturdy little box. I can tell that it's going to hold up well with use.

Square Box Pattern by Amber Crawley, sewn by Heidi Staples

I've been needing a bigger container to hold my button collection, which had outgrown the little tin pail I was using. This box not only gives me plenty of space, but it looks just plain adorable sitting on the shelf in my sewing room. Visit Amber's pattern store on Craftsy to make one of your own!

10 comments:

  1. really need the actual web address for the pattern, couldn't find it on crafts.

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    1. Clicking on the link took me directly to the pattern page. You cold also go to Craftsy.com and search patterns using Amber's name. Hope this helps!

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  2. How brilliant! And very cute :)

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  3. Love this. Will definitely make! What is your out fabric, the button print? So cute!

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  4. This will be perfect for your buttons (the fabric on the lid is adorable!!). I have noticed though, that buttons seem to multiply. Perhaps you should make another in anticipation!

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  5. I love that little box, just lovely! Great vintage looking fabric also!!

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  6. I love that little box, just lovely! Great vintage looking fabric also!!

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