Do you use interfacing? For making bags, pouches, bowls? Maybe garments? If your answer is positive, I am sure you have many leftovers, small scraps you don’t want to throw to the trash.
I consider interfacing (especially the heavyweight one) as valuable as the fabrics I use in my projects. I am happy I found a way to use every bit of it !
These boxes use 5 squares of interfacing. I made the smallest with 4’’ squares, but if you have smaller scraps you can make them even smaller. The medium size box used 5’’ squares and the largest 6’’.
I have leftovers of Fast2Fuse, this is a heavyweight fusible interfacing. You can use non-fusible interfacing as well.
Other heavyweight interfacing you can use for great result: Pellon Peltex, Decolvil I.
You can make such boxes in no time. Lets’ start!
– 5 squares of interfacing;
– 5 squares of fabric for the interior of the box;
– 5 squares of fabric for the exterior of the box.
I used quilt weight cotton fabric.
– Jeans/Denim needle #100/16.
I like sturdy boxes.
- Fast2Fuse is very stiff, if your interfacing is lightweight, use more layers. You can add even batting.
- If your interfacing is not fusible, just make a sandwich with all the layers and quilt it to hold them together; then cut out of it a square in the desired size.
- You can pair lightweight interfacing with heavyweight fabric.
I added a few straight lines of quilting to my squares.
Lay the squares on a surface with the exterior facing up. To form the box, we have to attach the exterior squares to the central square.
Attach first the left and the right squares then add the top and bottom squares.
Here is how to stitch the edges of the squares together:
Join the pieces using a dense zig-zag stitch and be sure you catch both edges. Use the wider zig-zag stitch you can make with your machine.
Backstitch at the beginning and ending of each seam.
You can use a decorative thread in the needle and any thread you want in the bobbin.
Now we have to stitch the corners. Keep the interior facing up. Fold the piece in half on the red line (the diagonal of the center square). Keep the edges aligned.As shown, stitch the edges together using the same dense and wide zig-zag stitch.
I hope you will find this tutorial useful.