Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sewing Basket & Thread Box

A very Happy Mother's Day to all!!!! This is what I made for my Mom: it's a sewing basket and a Spool of Thread (which is a box). Both these projects are from The cut file is called "Sew Crafty " which can be found here. You will need to have SCAL3 computer program to cut this file along with a Silhouette as the cutter. Int eh "Sew Crafty" cut file, there is also a thimble, a iris fold pin cushion card, as well as a Crafty 3D tag. So this file is super cool!!!Soooooo cute!!!!
Here's the Thread Box: finish size is 4-1/4" x 3-3/4". SU Kraft paper is used. Some red yarn from my stash and some random buttons adhered using a glue gun. Rub some Brown along the edges for a woodsy feel.

The top/bottom of the spool of thread: DSP used is left over scraps from an old SU Sale-a-bration 6x6 pack. It was put through a Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder for additional texture. This is where I tweaked the cut file: I removed the center circle and punched a larger circle - 1-1/2" in diameter using SU Kraft paper. Then punched a 1-1/4" Red Circle for the stamped image (used Prima Thread cling stamps) with SU Chocolate Chip ink.
The top of the thread b ox lifts up to reveal a inside inner box:
See the inside of the box - clean and ready to fill with treats!
Now here is the sewing basket. It is 5"x5" oval in shape. The top is embossed with Cuttlebug Measure by Measure embossing edge folder anchored with antique, eh? The red oval is embossed with Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder. DSP used for the lid is Graphic 45 Bed of Roses paper and the sewing box bottom is using Graphic 45 Bits and Pieces paper. A few buttons are added embellishments to the lid.
Here's a side view of the sewing basket. The Ric rack is a PTI (PaperTrey Inc. die which can be found here) cut in the same SU Red paper and sponged with brown edges.
Remove the lid:

The inside ready to fill with treats:

We did celebrate Mother's Day one day early because it was also my Mother's birthday. My mother enjoyed this gift - she has been retired for a while and had a very long career as a seamstress. She is also very creative so I know I had been influenced by her all these years. I hope you enjoyed this as well.

Have yourself a great crafty day!


eunice said...

OMG,Patti! Talk about a labour of love! This sewing set you created for your mom is just AMAZING! I love all the wonderful details about it, esp. the embossed measuring tape handle, all the perfectly placed button embellies, the neat stamp on the spool! What a beautiful and treasured keepsake for your mom! She must be so proud to have such a talented daughter who obviously inherited and is inspired by her own mom's creative genius!

Jan Castle said...

You are soooooo good! Really cute project!

Karli said...

Because of you, I have bought some of the svg kits! This was one of them :) Love how you did them- sew cuuute! Hugs~

Anonymous said...

It is not at all necessary to have SCAL to cut SVG files. You can open it directly in Silhouette Studio if you have Silhouette's designer edition, or you can convert an SVG for free with the Inkscape program.

Creations by Patti said...

Thanks for the info from Anonymous. Since I did not want to pay additional cost for the Silhouette Design Version, since I already had SCAL2. I used SCAL3 since the upgrade from SCAL2 to SCAL3 is free. Depending on your individual situation - whatevr works best for you is good.