12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
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Saturday, November 16, 2013


A few weeks ago, on one of my forums, up came a link to making fabric boxes.  What a great idea!  I've been making them ever since.  First I tried one or two.  I added machine embroidery to one of the boxes.  I pieced scraps together for the other to get rid of my bits and pieces.

Made from my scraps of fabric

Then I thought, why not use the boxes made of fabric to store my bits and pieces of scrap so that they would be easier to find.  I had already arranged these scraps in plastic zip bags but still they were not that easy to locate.  So I made more boxes and decided a larger size might be better suited to this project.  I kept on making more fabric boxes until all my scraps were organized and easily found.  Now I can easily find all my scraps arranged in Boxes by color.

Smaller box with Blue Scraps. 

Sizes are getting bigger

Larger boxes hold more scraps

Green Scraps Wrapped around half cut index cards and
set on end for better viewing

More Boxes


  1. I love your fabric boxes! Is there a tutorial available?

  2. wonderful idea - I will have to look back some post and see how you made them

  3. There may be other tutorials...one on Tina Craig's blog. Seaside stitches. http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/2013/03/fabric-box-tutorial.html

  4. What a wonderful idea! It's marvellous because not only have you got scraps organized, you've got them organized in a pretty container that makes it so enjoyable to look through and use your scraps

  5. What sizes of did you use for bigger boxes. I have made a couple of small ones but would love to make some bigger ones. Love yours!!!!