Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 30.00
Tutor: Barbara Dieges
On Demand: Start anytime
This padded hexagonal box with its unusual closure, was illustrated in an 1867 Godey's Lady's Book. Use it for sewing, jewelry or other special treasures. Barbara will show you how to choose your fabrics, make the templates and complete all the sewing steps. The pattern includes three sizes, 6", 8" and 10". If you prefer, a precut kit is available for the 10" size, for $8.00 (includes postage in the U.S.). The pieces can be cut to fit the smaller sizes. For the experienced quilter or sewer.
You have a choice of box sizes. The size indicates the approximate diameter of the opening. Quantity of some supplies varies with the size of the box. They are in a table to help you clearly see the supplies needed for your project choice.
|Fabrics||Small 6"||Medium 8"||Large 10"|
|Lining fabric||5/8 yard||5/8 yard||2/3 yard|
|Outer Fabric||1/2 yard||5/8 yard||3/4 yard|
|Allow extra 1/4 yard for nap or one-way designs. 100% cotton handles better than other fabrics, however taffeta, satin and velvet can be used with care.|
|1/8" cording||3 yards||3 yards||3 1/2 yards|
|1/4" wide elastic||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||1/2 yard|
|3/8" matching satin ribbon||3 1/2 yards|
|1/4" matching satin ribbon||3 1/2 yards|
|1/8" matching satin ribbon||3 1/2 yards|
|1/2" gathered lace||1 1/2 yards||2 yards||2 1/2 yards|
To order the pre-cut cardboard box pieces for the LARGE size only, you can do so here: http://bdieges.com/craft-patterns/victbox/
or send $10.50 in US funds by check or money order to:
P.O. Box 989
Tehachapi, CA 93581
If you are outside the US or would rather make your own box pieces, you will need:
Mat board is also the correct thickness, but is more expensive. Sometimes framing stores have scraps or damaged boards that are available for a small cost.