When laying out the sewing cases, boxes and bags, I knew I didn’t have a bandbox example of my own to show. Here is a really great example of a bandbox sewing kit. I’ve wanted one, but, haven’t had the time to find or make my own bandbox. While it would take a while to make my own, it wouldn’t take long to make one for Cali. So began the sewing bandbox, in miniature….
Pasteboard and thread were required for the base. Not having a clue how to shape a 1″ tall by 1 1/2″ wide circle, I grabbed the paper towel roll. (I’ll do better next time.) I quickly learned that pre-pierceing the holes in the thick pasteboard was a must. I think for a first time and a tiny size, this came out okay.
I used the scraps from the sewing box. This marbleized paper sucks up moisture and puckers. This little box does have a few puckers that I wish it didn’t. I do think it will be easier to get the sides to line up nicely on the full size one. The photo is actually twice the size of the 1″ tall box. All in all, it is pretty cute. Cali now has a box of her own. She’ll need tools next. ( have a plan for that.)