Just before we went away I had a lovely time pattern testing a mostly hand sewn fabric keepsake box.
When Lynn from her Tialys blog requested pattern testers I was only too happy to oblige. A free insight into making these gorgeous boxes? There was no decision to be made.
So armed with card, fabric and glue I set to work in the garden.
Making up the individual pieces was a lovely project to do in the garden. The sun was shining and I happily ignored the weeds that currently make my garden a little unloved.
Sewing them together was when the magic started.
And look at the inside!
These perfect corners make me smile
And all closed up, here is the finished box!
I’m keeping this one for myself but I’ve definitely added these to my making list for Christmas presents. It makes the perfect sewing box and also a keepsake box for a new born.
I really had look hard to find anything I could critique about the pattern. Any errors I made along the way were down to my choice of thick fabric and too thick wadding.
It was surprisingly quick to make.
If you fancy seeing some more of these boxes made up, head across to Lynn’s blog, Tialys.
She has a gallery of them on her page and, of course, a link to her shop were you can, if you should wish, purchase a pattern to make one your self.
Love, Lucie xx