The first tool inclusion I chose to construct for the Toy Chest Etui was the button box. This was a good choice, as the construction method is very similar to the Etui. The only difference is that the tiny button box itself is one piece of fabric and skirtex, rather than each face being joined. The lining, however, is constructed as separate tiny pieces.
The base of the button box, is therefore embroidered, while the Etui has a silk lining base.
I began with the lid, then the outer box, then folded and prepared all the bits I needed to finish.
I could then insert the lining pieces, juggle them to fit and stitch in place.
I attached the lid, as I had for the Etui, using a button-hole whipping rather than a weaving stitch.
In spite of the size, I achieved an easier closure fastening than on the Etui.
The first tool for the etui is completed!