Pin Cushion and Fabric Boxes from the book “Seams to Me”December 8th, 2010
Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing by Anna Maria Horner
This is a really delightful book, full of color and punch, a feast for the eyes. Anna Maria Horner has a knack for putting together a mish mash of fabric patterns and designs that has a way of clashing yet complementing each other. The results are truly wonderful and uplifting.
I don’t know why I ummed and ahhed for so long about buying this book, because the moment I received it I devoured it and was wanting for more. Good news is that she has followed it up with a another book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby, something else that is on my wishlist. The book also comes with the paper patterns for each of the projects.
Pictured below is a matching pin cushion and fabric box I made from the book. They have proved to be very useful indeed! I just love how the pin cushion has a hole in the middle to put things in.
Once you have made one fabric box, you can adjust the measurements and make multiple boxes to suit your needs. I made this larger box for storing fat quarters and large pieces of fabric scraps.
|Seams to Me and Handmade Beginnings are both hard cover spiral bound books (I have come to discover the practicality of the spiral bound book – it lays flat while open!) and available through Amazon.com.|
Oh, I wasn’t ready to submit yet.
Another thing, I would add handle loops on the long side to turn it into an easy tote.
Those boxes could be turned into custom organizers for home decor! Cool!
I love these craft ideas and directions!!!