When holidays and birthdays roll around, I am always thinking of things I can make from fabric, because I have an abundance, that family, friends, and co -workers have giving me over the years. Several weeks ago I made several round collapsible boxes and I liked them so much, I thought I would try to make some in the shape of a heart. I wanted to make some decorative boxes to put smaller gifts in for Valentine's Day and these worked out perfect for Jewelry, such as earrings and rings. This box would be a nice presentation box for an engagement or wedding ring especially for a Valentine's day proposal.
My idea worked, but I did not estimate the length correctly, so after several attempts we finally figured it out. Follow through and I will share how we made round and heart shaped collapsible boxes, using just a few supplies.
Let's get started . . . . .
For the Heart shaped boxes:
Scraps of light/medium weight cotton fabric in solids and prints (largest size 12 X 10 1/2)
Cotton batting or you could use polyfil
Matching thread and sewing needle
Ink pen, pencil, or fabric marker
Cardboard or plastic ( about the weight of a cereal box or milk jug) I used plastic from a notebook
Iron & ironing board
A cookie cutter that is 1 inch deep and 10 inches around the rim. Plastic or metal straight edge cookie cutter works the best they need to be somewhat light weight, if they are heavy the box will not stand up
Embroidery hoop ( optional )
Ruler and tape measure
Glue gun can be useful
Small clothes pins ( optional )
Seam ripper ( optional )
Pringles lid ( optional )
Pringles box and lid
Plastic milk jug or equivalent ( a small strip will be used for bracing the cardboard )
Cardboard about the weight and thickness of a cereal box
Scrap fabric can be different matching colors or prints
Batting or polyfil
Matching thread and sewing needle and sewing pins
Ribbon or embellishments if desired
Iron & ironing board
Cutting board or work surface that can be damaged if it happens
Tape measure and a straight edge for cutting and measuring
Both boxes are sewn almost the same way. The difference is in the materials used for the shape and the size will vary.