Zakka 2.0 Week 8: Scrappy Box ~Done!~

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Hi there!  I am so excited to share with you my finished Scrappy Box, which is part of the Zakka 2.0/Patchwork, Please! sew-along.  After last week’s quilt frenzy I was so happy to have a smaller project to work on.  This box sews up quickly and looks great with any kind of fabric combination. I have never made a crafty box of any sort, so I went through each step very slowly so I could fully understand the process. There was one part of the directions that were an inch off, but it had been mentioned by the hostesses and several participants. When I got to that step I adjusted the measurement and continued on.

2013-07-31 08.52.34This is the box before the final assembly.  I used a ladder stitch to attach the sides together which was very easy. I could easily see ribbon or another type of accent being used to close these corners.  Endless possibilities!  The fabric I used was my favorite natural linen from fabrics-store.com and the prints are from a scrap pack of Japanese kawaii fabrics I purchased on Etsy.  I love the funky Zakka look it gives my box!  The interior fabric is from the Nicey Jane line from Heather Bailey.

2013-07-31 13.51.50The pattern asked for interfacing and a stabilizer of sorts to stiffen the box. I ended up using fusible fleece and poster board cutouts. Worked perfectly.  I am going to be using my box to store my cone thread and tools that I need for my industrial machines.

2013-07-31 15.06.23Week 9 of the sew-along is going to be a quilt I believe, but I am going to take a break from that and continue on some other projects.   I will be back for week 10.  This week I was also able to finish a block from my BOM 2012 class.  This block was very straight forward though it took *forever* to assemble and sew all the pieces!  The second block in this set I’m currently working on but is a variation on this one.

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We’ll, I’m off to the outlets to torture my boys with some shopping. It’s tax-free weekend here and I have to buy a dress for my HS reunion.  Before I go, here’s a shot of my favorite sewing companion.  This is a cradle I had as a little girl, but it is now a bed for Leonard.  ~Cindy~

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