Thursday, March 08, 2007

Boxing Clever

Still playing with the needle punch machine and making boxes. I adapted the little soft box made for TAST7 feather stitch to make a three sided one.

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I needle punched scraps of fine sari silk to a piece of dyed curtain interlining, then decorated it with programmed stitches on the sewing machine, using gold coloured and metallic thread. I bonded a piece of gold coloured satin to the back, then cut out the shape with a zigzag rotary cutter (must get some pinking shears!). I pintucked the bottom edges with a machine zigzag stitch and put eyelets into the points of the triangles. Finally, finished it off with a toning machine wrapped cord and a wooden bead.

This is the template for the box/bag

It is just an equal sided triangle divided into four.


corina said...

This is a perfect bag to offer somebody a special gift!

Emmy said...

very lovely for little presents I must go and try it and you can make wonderful samples on it great idea

StegArt said...

Wow what a clever little box. It's great!

Dianne said...

What a great box!! Thanks for showing us how to make the templates - I would have tried making them all individually!!

Nancilyn said...

Thank you for the directions and template. This is something I'd love to try. I agree with previous comments, this would make a wonderful gift presentation -- to someone who would appreciate it.

Micki said...

Thanks for showing how you made it. It is very lovely.