Monday, 24 October 2011

Materials needed:

Stitched piece
Silk fabric
Hobby Lobby card box
Cotton thread and needle
Mat board
Lace or ribbon
Length of twisted cord or braid
Flat brush for glue

Firstly stain or paint the box and distress if required. Leave the box to completely dry - overnight is preferable.

Cut three pieces of mat board 2.5" x 3.75" (6.4 x 9.5 cms) to fit the 3 inside section of the box and one piece 5" x 7" (17.8 x 12.7 cms) for the top. Cut three pieces of batting slightly smaller than the mat board pieces and the same for the top piece. Glue the batting to the mat board and leave to dry.

Lace the lining fabric to the three smaller pieces of mat board and the stitched piece to the large piece of mat board.

Cut your chosen lace or ribbon trim into 3 lengths of 5" (12.7 cms) each and wrap around the smaller covered pieces and tack at the back

The front should look like the above

The back should look like the above

Glue these pieces into the lid sections and one of the bottom sections of the box

Prepare and finish your pin pillow - do not overstuff it needs to lay flat in the other section in the bottom of the box. Glue the bottom of the section and press the pin pillow into this and leave the glue to dry

Spread glue on the top of the box - use your flat brush to spread it evenly and then centre the stitched piece. There will not be a large gap - just one wide enough for the twisted cord or braiding to fit snugly around the edge of the stitched piece and the edge of the box. Place a heavy book to keep the stitching flat until the glue has dried

Place glue with a flat edged brush around the gap between the stitching and the edge of the box and press the twisted cord/braiding around the stitched piece placing pins as you go to keep it in place and abutting the two end pieces. Once the glue has dried you can remove the pins

Place your favourite scissors, a packet of needles ... in fact anything you want into your finished box and don't forget to add a few pins to decorate your pin pillow

Now find the ideal spot in your home to display your finished box!

Sew a Mystery chart is available *here*

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