* nesting felt boxes

Posted on September 14th, 2008 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

The top of my dresser is a disaster area, so this weekend’s goal was to reinstate order. I’d been putting it off until I bought some little bins to toss stuff, but I finally gave up and made some. Same pattern as this one and this other one out of this Japanese craft book, but you hardly need a pattern they’re so easy. Cut out a cross shape (the square in the middle is the final box size, and the lengths of the “legs” will be the height), bind the edges, zigzag up the corners, turn inside out, and press into shape. Oh, and I also sewed a straight line at the base of each leg to help encourage it to fold. I made them assembly-line style. The bigger ones are 2 layers of felt welded together for a little extra wall integrity.




They are fun to take pictures of.

5 Responses to “nesting felt boxes”

  1. Rachael Rabbit Says:

    I love the pictures too ;-)

  2. ohthecuteness Says:

    I love these! I saw your other ones and I just have to make some! Thanks for all the inspiration, I’m glad you fixed your formatting!

  3. TheJuzzard Says:

    These are great. Good choice of colours too. I always enjoy bright colours against white. Looks good.

  4. Willow Says:

    Those are cute! I have the book ハンドメイドの収納雑貨, ISBN 9784277431170, and it has something similar, pictured on the cover, not felt, that I’ve been wanting to make. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  5. heather Says:

    Those are gorgeous! I have nice little boxes for all my stuff… and my poor fella has a shoebox.

    I really should be a good girl friend crafter and make him something!

    Those look really lovely.


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