I started off the same way Seaside Stitches did. I cut 2 fabric squares 10+ “ and a batting square 10+”. I layered the 3 together just like I would a quilt and quilted the 3 layers. I used my hera marker by Clover to mark the cross-hatch.
That was easy! Now the edges – I got out my handy rotary cutter and put a zigzag blade on it! These fabric boxes will never be washed – why not just cut the edges with a decorative blade????
It’s hard to see in this photo but I thought it was a cute idea.
Now, just follow the tutorial directions to finish up the box. You may want to experiment with the size of the corners. I felt like 2” was a bit too much. I would think that 1 ½” would be enough. The deeper the corner seam the more straight up and down the box. My photo was done with 2” seams. They also have included a tutorial for a French seam. I chose the original method because it made the small “pockets” inside the box. These work great for holding scissors and pencils handy. If you were using this for a candy/gift box you may want to try the French seams.
I whipped stitched the “pockets” closed inside the box
and added the buttons. The box is done and ready for action!
Note: There are many different options for batting in this project but do not use a batting with a high loft. It just won’t stand up as well. You could add a layer of a think stabilizer between the batting and the lining. I think a great choice would also be a product called In-R-Form by Bosal. I have found it to be a great choice for purse or tote bag projects so why not use the leftovers for this???