You probably already noticed my addiction for boxes! This time, I made one in an unusual shape – a heart box. Follow this heart box tutorial and sew your own box.
I made 3! This is the first one, I used the template below. It measures about 10” x 11”.
For the next two I printed the template at 90% and 80%.
– heavyweight interfacing – double side fusible interfacing is the easiest to work with (like Fast2Fuse or Peltex) but single side fusible interfacing is good too ( I love Vilene S520); I used Fast2Fuse.
– scraps of fabric
– Jeans/Denim Needle #90/14
Download the pattern – it is half of a heart; print it twice and tape the halves together.
Using the template, cut one piece from interfacing and 2 pieces from fabric.
Also, cut 1 piece (10”x 6”) from interfacing and 2 pieces (10”x 6”) from fabric.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the fabric to both sides of all the interfacing pieces.
If your interfacing is not fusible on both sides, here is how to use it: fuse the fabric to the fusible side first. Then stick the fabric to the non-fusible side with a few dots of glue then secure the layers making a few rows of stitching through all the layers.
Cut the rectangle piece in 1 1/2” strips (4 strips).
Then cut the strips into the following pieces ( the measurements are given on the template piece):
2 pieces 1 – 3 3/8” x 1 1/2”
2 pieces 2 – 2” x 1 1/2”
2 pieces 3 – 2” x 1 1/2”
2 pieces 4 – 2 1/2”’ x 1 1/2”
2 pieces 5 – 7 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Your pieces should look like these ones; the heart piece will be the base of the box and and the other pieces will be the sides.
Zig-zag each piece along all the edges.; use a wide and close stitch.
Here is a close-up; you could use matching or contrasting thread.
Attach the sides to the base…
in this this way.
Place the two pieces next to each other under the presser foot. Do not overlap the edges.
Join the pieces with a close zigzag stitch and be sure you catch both edges. Use the widest and closest zigzag stitch you can make with your machine. Backstitch at the start and end of each seam.
Here the first side is attached.
All the sides are attached.
Shape the box by stitching two adjacent edges together.
Stitch first the corner indicated by the yellow arrow.
Fold the piece in half as shown (with the inside facing up); stitch the 2 adjacent edges together using the same close and wide zigzag (see the yellow marking). Backstitch at the start and end of the seam.
Here is the first corner stitched.
And a close-up.
For all the other corners, you have to fold the piece this way -with the outside facing up.
Stitch 2 adjacent edges.
A new corner is stitched.
The stitching is visible on the outside part.
Continue to fold and stitch…
fold and stitch…
work in progress…
the stitched corners…
All the corners are stitched. Finger-press the stitching from the outside part to give the sides a nice shape.
The back of the box!
Done! Fill it up with quilter’s candies and enjoy it!