Projects so far

Saturday, 27 August 2011

34th Project Completed - A shiny embroidered gift box


Well I guess it's that time again, so here is this weeks completed project. A Little gift box made with the sweetie wrappers from last week, as I love chocolate so much I just had to top it off with an interlocking heart closure!


  • Foil sweetie wrappers 
  • Heavy sew in interfacing
  • Freezer paper
  • Inkjet printer
  • Bondaweb
  • Sewing machine and multi-coloured thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Small scrap of a man-made chiffon scarf (the kind you might find in a charity shop) 
  • Baking Parchment paper
  • Iron


1. Iron an A4 sized piece of freezer paper to your Interfacing and trim fabric back to A4 size. Now print out the box onto the interfacing with an Inkjet printer.

2. Once fully dried, remove the freezer paper and turn over (You should still be able to see the design through the fabric). Iron on a piece of Bondaweb just large enough to cover the design and remove the paper backing. Now add small cut and ripped pieces of sweetie wrapper all over the design area.

3. Once complete, cover with another piece of Bondaweb, a scrap of chiffon scarf large enough to cover the design area, and a piece of baking parchment to protect your iron and press. Once cooled, carefully remove the parchment paper 

Front                                            Reverse

4. With the sewing machine set to straight stitch and your feed dogs lowered or covered, work small interlocking circles all over design area as above. You do not need to be precise and don't worry if you go over the edge. It helps to have the machine running quickly.

5. Once you have covered the entire area, cut out the box shape and carefully fold and stitch the box together.

6. Hey Presto, a fun little embroidered gift box! You will notice that the inside is just as interesting as the outside.


Dina Newton-Edwards said...

I absolutely love it! What a great excuse to eat more chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Such a joy to come and see what you make of these challenges. You are always so generous with your ideas.