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Monday, May 5, 2014

Toy Chest Button Box

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!









6 comments:

Monica said...

Wow, this does look fiddly! But it turned out great. It will be fun to see how the whole set looks together. :)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks marvelous! You did a great job of making this :)

margaret said...

this is so tiny you have done it beautifully, you are so good at fiddly

Jillian said...

Thank you, Girls. I am better at fiddly construction than fiddly cross stitch. I am swearing off 32 count linen after this project!

katherine said...

Fantastic! Love it and you have done a beautiful job of the construction.

Jillian said...

Thanks, Katherine.