Hi I'm Amber, @simplelovequilts on IG! I'm a huge fan of 1canoe2 and I want to thank them so much for having me! I thought and thought of the perfect box to make for my tutorial before I came up with the one that stuck. The recipe cards on their site are simply adorable so a box displaying them in all of their loveliness was completely necessary. I can't forget to mention how their fabric along side their cards are a match made in heaven. In the end I ended up with more of a recipe card holder than a box. I had so much fun making it and hope you will as well!
1 FQ for Inside Fabric
1 FQ for Outer Fabric
1/2 Yard Pellon/Peltex 71F
(Ultra Firm 1-Sided Fusible)
Coordinating Colored Thread
Needle for Handstitching
Iron for fusing Peltex
Wonder Clover Clips
Glue Stick for Basting (you can glue baste instead of using thread if you choose to)
Pearl Cotton thread for top stitching
You will need to cut 1 of each piece using the Pellon/Peltex.
Outer Bottom Box:
• 2 Pattern Pieces
• Bottom: 3.25" x 6.75"
• Front: 3" x 6.75"
• Back: 5" x 6.75"
Inner Bottom Box:
• 2 Pattern Pieces
• Bottom: 3" x 6.5"
• Front: 2.75" x 6.5"
• Back: 4.75" x 6.5"
You will also need to cut your fabric using the Pellon pieces as a guide. Make sure you have at least 1/2" to 3/4" of fabric surrounding your Pellon pieces on all sides for basting.
Making your Recipe Box:
1. Prepare your Pellon pieces. Using a clear ruler and a pen trace your rectangles and your side pattern pieces to the non-fusible side of your Pellon. Make sure you label each piece as you go, to help you remember what will go where later on. Then cut them all out.
Click here for the template!
2. Fuse your Pellon to the matching fabric pieces.
3. Baste the fabric pieces to your Pellon. You can thread baste or glue baste.
4. You will now start to sew together your recipe box. You will first sew together your inner box completely. With right sides facing stitch together the pieces until you have a complete box. Now sew together your outer box.
5. Flip your outer box right side out, and keep your inner box inside out. Place your inner box inside of your outer box. Wrong sides facing.
6. Top stitch your the tops of your outer and inner box together.
I used pearl cotton thread, but this is optional. Coordinating thread to your box fabric will look equally as nice!
7. You're done! Now, write a recipe down and cook something yummy! :)
Or fill it with other goodies!
I hope you had fun looking through these pictures and if you are interested in making some of my other boxes you can find me on craftsy! :) Here is my pattern store link: http://www.craftsy.com/user/2330367/pattern-store?_ct=fqjjuhd-ijehu&_ctp=156212,2330367
:: Amber ::
**Many thanks to our wonderful guest blogger...such a lovely tutorial! But our partnership isn't stopping there. Together we're hosting a giveaway on Amber's Instagram! Here's the deal:
1. Follow both @simplelovequilts and @1canoe2 on IG
2. Tag 2 friends on the giveaway photo on @simplelovequilts
3. At 9pm ET on Sunday, February 7th we'll randomly select a winner to receive a 50 pack of Green Mixing Bowl Recipe Cards + Tucker Prairie 5" Charm Pack for you and each of your two tagged friends!
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