A Cottage Garden Storage Box 2
Follow my tutorial, on how to make your very own ‘Cottage Garden Storage Boxes’ These stunning fabrics are designed by Debbie Shore and available from
Craft Cotton Co.
I chose four of my favourite prints from the collection, to make 3 different sized storage boxes, and teamed them up with some Gutermann threads.
Please read through all the instructions before starting your project
Finished sizes: Box 1 is 4” Box 2 is 6” x 10” and Box 3 is 4” x 11”
Materials to make all three boxes
• 4 FQ from the Cottage garden collection by Debbie Shore avalible at Craft Cotton • 8 strips from a jelly roll • FQ white solid fabric • 2 x FQs of H250 fusible interfacing by vlieseline • 80” of bias binding • Gutermann thread, colours 4103, 1292,1031 and 38
Haberdashery items • Iron-away marker pen • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors • Iron • Cutting mat • Basic sewing supplies • 1” hexi papers (box 3)
Making Box 2
Step 1: Cutting
• Two 10 1⁄2” x 6 1⁄2” pieces from ‘dragonfly’ fabric (base) • Two 10 1⁄2” x 6 1⁄2” pieces of interfacing (base) • Two 10 1⁄2” x 3 3⁄4” ***fussy cut*** from the ‘cottage’ fabric (outer sides) • Two 10 1⁄2” x 3 3⁄4” from ‘flowers on grey’ fabric (lining sides) • Four 10 1⁄2” x 3 3⁄4” pieces of interfacing (sides)
From paper, make a template for the curved ends of this box, draw a rectangle 6 1⁄2” x 3 3⁄4”, use a side plate to create the curve, by placing it on the top each 3 3⁄4” point. Cut out four of these shapes from interfacing and four from the ‘blue and pink
Take all the lining pieces, and one set of interfacing pieces, and 1/8” off, so the lining box will fit comfortably inside the outer box, Fuse all pieces to their partnered interfacing.
Assembling Box 1 Sew the pieces together, (see photo for placement), RST, press seams open
Take the base piece (dragonfly fabric with interlining) and join RST to first pocket square, leaving the first and last 1⁄4” unsewn, as shown in Box 1 tutorial, see photo for placement of fabric.
Repeat this process until the box has come together - (turning the material with the needle in place) Turn right side out, push the corners out, and finger pinch along each seam.
Repeat this process to make the lining (note the lining is slightly smaller)
Take your bias binding, and add to the top of the lining box, insert the lining, pin at the seam, fold over the binding, and hand sew in place, binding clips are great for holding it in place, while you sew.
Storage boxes 1 and 2 are complete, ready for a third? We are stepping it up a level for this one...
These ‘Cottage Garden storage boxes’ and tutorial has been created by me - creativeblonde.
Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial
Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2018