Monday, May 18, 2015

Cigar Box turned Sewing Box

I have been working on getting my sewing tools organized. Not an easy task, but it is getting there. My sewing machine sits on a table that does not allow any storage for my sewing machine feet. My solutions was this cigar box.

I used several layers of White Gesso and acrylic paint to get the worn wood look. I then adhered vintage sewing images onto the box. I used a Tim Holtz distress Stamp on the box to add an even more old, worn look.

I wanted to reinforce the hinge area on the box to make sure it could take all of the opening and closing I plan on doing. I used a piece of muslin that I dyed and stamped with a sewing tape measure stamp. I then used carpet tape to stick down the material. I really like the look of the frayed edges.

I have several Tim Holtz metal pieces on the box. I inked all of these pieces with Alcohol Ink. I added more of the fabric to the corners of the box for added interest.

Here is a look at the inside of the box. I have a few compartments left to add in more feet if I need to. I used balsa wood to divide the box up.

I collaged sewing pattern paper to the inside of the box and to the balsa wood dividers. I added in a few more vintage sewing stamps to areas that seemed a bit empty.

And there you have it my new sewing box. I am submitting this to the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge Take a Stamp anything Goes. As always thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Gorgeous altered box! Thanks for playing with us at Take It Make it!

  2. Great little project .... thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  3. LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx