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.




3 comments:

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

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

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

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