New Course offered: Takeout Box
Dates:May 25th thru June 8th, 2015
Three Lessons $30
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The Takeout Box has a very clever design which amazes me with the simplicity and ingenuity. When it is opened and laid flat It is an “X”. The ends fold up and hold the box together at two points; and the top interlocks. I will provide the pattern and instructions and you provide the originality. You will create your very own one of a kind Take out Box.
1-Make a sheet of paper/fabric
2-Make the Take out Box
3-Make embellishments and the handle
We will create sheets of paper/fabric to make the box with. You will learn how to make paper/fabric using simple process that combines and bonds cotton fabric and certain types of paper together. The end result is a sturdy, unique surface that is very diverse. Making the Takeout Box with the paper/fabric is only one way I utilize it. I will share more about this in the last lesson. The inside of the box is lined with cotton fabric.
The Takeout Box I made is embellished with a fish motif. A pattern for the fish will be provided; however, you may use any motif you like. The fish are made with a process I call “tulle-ing”. A variety of things (scraps) are combined and sandwiched between painted interfacing and tulle.
The box will be finished with a custom made wire handle with beads, old costume jewelry and/or buttons.
All stitching is done by machine except for the embellishments, which are attached by hand sewing.
You should be confident with free motion stitching and have a sewing machine that zigzag capable and have feed dogs that drop down.
It is fun to make contents for the box.
I will provide instructions on how to make a fortune cookie out of felt.
In prior classes some people made other kinds of contents such as: Add a wax candle, catnip to connect to the fish motif.
Feel free to customize your Takeout Box.