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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Homemade Chinese Food Gift Box

Here's something I made and it didn't require any sewing.
I first opened up a quart size Chinese food carton to use as a pattern.
I traced it on to fast2fuse interfacing which is double-sided fusible stiff interfacing. I found it in my local fabric shop.
Next I traced the retro salt and peppers print just a little larger so it could come around into the inside. I traced a second print for the inside and cut it just a little inside the line.
Following the directions given I ironed the outside fabric first, did some clipping and brought it to the inside edge, and then pressed the inside edges down all around.
I placed some Double Stick Fusible Web called Steam-A-Seam2 all around the insides edges that were overlaped.
I ironed on the inside fabric.
Using the pattern carton I made all the folds on the fabric.
I then took the end of a knife and made tiny holes where the ribbon had to go. A knot was placed both on the inside and outside, to hold all the layers together. Lastly I cut the interlocking slits for the lid to be able to close it.
The picture below shows it opened.


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