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Scrap Happy- February 2020

Whilst I was at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show back in November I attended a workshop to make vintage fabric box run by Ami of Simply Needlecraft

We had to choose some scraps of fabric, stitch the pieces together, line and construct the box. Now in an hours workshop there is no chance of completing the project, so this month I have finished it at home. When I got a bit stuck, I emailed Ami and got an answer back the same night. Now that’s what I call customer service.

Six sides of the box ready to go. I added my own buttons and foll-de- rolls.

Button hole stitch the inside to the outside. Over sew the sides together

And tahdah

Now isn’t that a lovely way to use scraps of fabric. I can see myself making some more this year.

Please pop over and see Ami’s site. Linking today with Kate and the others for Scrap Happy Day-here


Comments on: "Scrap Happy- February 2020" (48)

  1. Where is the love button? 🙂

  2. What a fun project — and a great way to use up some scraps! – Sunny

  3. Wow! That looks like fun – up to a point. 😉 Well done you!

  4. This looks fab and a huge amount of fun to make. Think I might have a go at something similar – if I ever stop being hooked on this painting stuff and pick up my fabric again!

  5. Just lovely! I want to make one now 🙂

  6. clever, and useful. My favourite type of scrap reuse. They’d make fab gift boxes; better than the gift inside I should think. I bet it takes hours and hours though!! Thanks for sharing, and for explaining how you made them.

  7. I love it! Almost looks like crazy quilting. Just adorable.

  8. Susan Nixon said:

    That does look like fun, and something different for scraps. That was excellent customer service!

  9. Cathy, what a fabulous box 🙂 I’ve always wanted to make one. Maybe a house? xo

  10. Fabulous idea – and your creation is just beautiful! When I find my fabric stash again I shall have a go at that! ❤

  11. Beautiful work, Cathy! Appropriate that you’re honoring the copyrights of the creator, Ami, by sending us over to her page. (I imagine creative peeps might not have too much difficulty deciding which of their own favourite stiffeners might work for their own creations, depending on their project’s sizing … 😉) I think I can see how that monthly project you’re doing this year is influencing and freeing your design ideas. Do you think it is? (Come to that, it’s also freeing my own ideas, observing from across the pond.)

    • I think it’s important to make plain who should have credit for ideas.

      The stitchbook project is having a big influence on me, in terms of what inspires me- very much it is landscapes, and which materials I prefer- the scrappier the better- and methodology- handstitching! I have just spent this afternoon scaring myself with the latest box, which I will post about within the next ten days- we were doing transfer printing, not very keen on the results, but I’ll see what I can do.

      How terrific that the project is also freeing your ideas too. It’s what blogging is all about, inspirig, encouraging, developing….

      • Do let that new box of goodies have its’ proper time to nudge things about in your creativity. I’ve found sometimes something new is terrifying and I’ll put it aside. Meanwhile, it seems to work itself into other experiences and I find going back to it is much easier, or something else has been remembered that helps with that initial terror. As someone once said in a Midsomer Murder episode, Never let the fear win!

  12. Wow… what a great use for scraps and doesn’t it look fabulous?

  13. I like the way you have mixed and matched your fabrics. Are you going to use it for something or is it merely decorative?

    • At the moment it’s purely decorative, but I shall find something. Maybe my ribbon scraps which currently live in a jam jar would be perfect.

  14. Oooh, gorgeous! It looks so gorgeously tactile and nubbly! And it’s the perfect size. Now, don’t you feel proud of yourself for all that lovely scrappy quilting?

  15. how clever! what are you going to put Inside?

  16. That is a MAGNIFICENT scrappy idea 🙂

  17. That’s so pretty. Lots of possibilities with this project so I expect we’ll be seeing more of these from you.

  18. Have you used anything to stiffen the sides?

    • Yes there is- I missed out a couple of steps as the project was designed by someone else and used in a paid for workshop by them- please could you use the contact link I provided at the start of the post for details. Sorry I can’t help more.

  19. OOOOOOOooooooo! I LOVE that! I’m itching to have a go.

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