November 29 ~ Fabric Boxes

on November 29 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 68 Comments

If bags don’t quite cover everything these fabric boxes can do the rest. Each of these tutorials help you create beautiful boxes (and beautiful gifts all on their own!).
Trim Box
Melissa’s Trim Box Tutorial can be adapted to any set of dimensions. Enjoy more on her blog all buttoned up.
Snap Box
Myra’s cute Snap Box Tutorial on My Little Mochi will leave you smiling.
Felt Box
Marianne’s Felt Box Tutorial from applehead will have you rummaging for the felt as soon as you step away from the computer.

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday Ideas
28 ~ Drawstring Bags
27 ~ Gifts for Warmth
26 ~ Embellish!
25 ~ For the Kitchen
24 ~ Sachets
23 ~ Soft Toys & Games
22 ~ Fun for Hair
21 ~ Pillows
20 ~ Gifts for Organization
19 ~ Tech Gifts
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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68 Responses to November 29 ~ Fabric Boxes

  1. Michele says:

    Way better than boring old gift bags!

  2. Lynne S says:

    Very creative! Great idea!

  3. Emily says:

    I love these boxes. I can’t decide which one to make first.

  4. Javede says:

    I think I could need some Trim Boxes for my supplies…

  5. Violet says:

    Ooh, I could make some of these to organize my studio.

    -violet

  6. Lindsey says:

    OOOH! This is my favorite list so far! I can’t wait to make fabric boxes for EVERYONE!

  7. Amanda H says:

    Okay, that snap box tutorial was one of the funniest I have ever read!! I can’t wait to make it. This may be the perfect way to get over my whole not liking to sew on snaps thing :-)
    Amanda

  8. nikkapotamus says:

    I can so do a box! this looks great!

  9. Mrs. H. says:

    These look fabulous! Since I always have a hard time finding organiznig boxes that fit exactly into my shelves, I’ll be trying this one out soon.

  10. Mika says:

    Ooooooh, LOVE the boxes. I’ve been wanting to make fabric boxes for a while. I thought of doing ones that have ribbon ties at the corners, but I never thought of using snaps. I’ve also had a hankering to make a bunch of felt stuff–I need to go out and get some felt!

  11. Thank you for these wonderful tuturials – I’ve spent lots of wonderful hours browsing new blogs and getting inspiration for gifts. Keep up the great work and Happy Holidays!

  12. adrienne says:

    These boxes are such great ideas! =]

  13. Brandee says:

    i love all these ideas! thanks!

  14. I want someone to make those for me. Not that I can’t make them myself, but I want to find them wrapped up for me this year.

  15. Nancy says:

    The tutorials have been so inspiring. Time to some projects done for Christmas. Looking forwrd to what you have in store for us in December. Eggnog anyone?

    Nancy

  16. Serena says:

    Brilliant. Why did I never think of making fabric boxes before?

  17. Karen says:

    Of course – a fabric box is the ideal way to store all my fabric knick-knacks! I feel very sad that the month of tutorials is almost over….

  18. Laura says:

    I must make some of these sweet little felt boxes! TOO CUTE!

  19. Kensie says:

    What a unique idea! How fun!

  20. Beth Workman says:

    Imagine a fabric box sized to be filled with fat quarters… a perfect quilter’s gift!

  21. Elaine says:

    THANK YOU sooooo much for these great instructions and the links to so many fabulous blogs.
    Oh, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo inpired and so grateful to have found y’all !!!!!!!!!
    God bless,
    Elaine

  22. Alison says:

    Fabric boxes are so great!!! Thank you :)

  23. Hettie says:

    It’s like you read my mind! I’m planning to make boxes for my in-laws who always seem to have things sliding around in the back of their car. Woo Hoo! Thank you.

  24. melissa says:

    what a great gift to put more gifts in!!! my favorite is the felt bowl (i’ve made the snap bowl and LOVE it…use it for rolls at dinner time!) anyway…i’m going to be very sad tomorrow….!

  25. Lorrie says:

    I am loving all the ideas on your site. The boxes are great! Thanks so much.

  26. Erica says:

    Another idea is to iron on laminate to create a box for Xmas goodies – cookies, fudge, etc. Any of these boxes would make such a cute alternative to paper wrapping and the recipient could reuse it too! :)

  27. jenn says:

    This is timely! As I really need to organize my notions! Thank you!

  28. Holly says:

    I love this blog! I too am sad that the month is almost over, I have been looking forward to checking in everyday!

  29. Patches says:

    Love these – thanks for posting them :)

  30. The snap box is just the most cutest thing!!!!!!!!

  31. the snap box is adorable!

  32. Sandy says:

    i love these and had forgotten all about them. when i’m finally done with making christmas presents, i’m going to make myself a bunch of fabric boxes to organize my craft room.

  33. Tab says:

    I just love the one with the snaps!

  34. Sheryl says:

    I just wanted to say that I feel so sad when I think about this month of sewing tutorials being almost over. I have enjoyed these little surprises each day and I thank you so very much for linking us to all these great blogs and tutorials. I have about a million PDFs saved on my computer, have subscribed to new blogs, and I have high hopes of trying out many of the patterns – I hoping to squeeze some in even before the holidays. Again, thank you!

  35. oh and what about embroidering the boxes first? Now that will make an awesome gift!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  36. Ekioart says:

    Those boxes are so cute! And think of the gift baskets you could make for people in addition to the items you already made. So much fun.

  37. Lauren S. says:

    i just bought some fabric boxes at ikea, but now want to make some myself.

  38. Lil' d says:

    These all look great, thanks

  39. Eva says:

    so many projects, so little time… holidays are approaching so fast! eek!

  40. oh!!! I just LOVE these fabric boxes! The uses for them are unlimited! I’m thinking about making a few larger boxes to serve as baskets for gifts! And that snap box is perfect next to the sewing machine or for giving with a gift of jewelry!

    I’ve added a bunch more fabric box tutorials on my blog… http://thedomesticdiva.wordpress.com if anyone is interested.

    Love all the fabric choices today! Thanks for your continued inspiration!!!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  41. meg says:

    They make perfect “man gifts.”

  42. gatorgirl says:

    I love fabric boxes!!

  43. stéphanie says:

    OOOOOOOO WONDERFUL
    TO PUT ON THE TIES OF MY HUSBAND !
    I’m a french woman and I’m sorry because my english is not very good
    sincerely

    if you want I have put on my site few tuto
    here : http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/article-13326190.html
    o : http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/article-13326188.html
    o more : http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/article-13593345.html
    o : http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/article-13475793.html
    ……
    bags… for babys… If you want there is a translator english on my blog

    sincerely

  44. Kristine says:

    Boxes! So great!

  45. Katie Hoefle says:

    That snap box is adorable! I’ve been looking for a good tutorial for this!

  46. I love the felt box idea. I have so many pieces of felt hanging around I could make a whole bunch for Christmas presents!

  47. Missy says:

    I’ve never made a fabric box. What a fun idea!

  48. Natalie says:

    You can never have to many boxes! Thank you for these wonderful tutorials.

  49. Jean says:

    These are wonderful- the snap box is really charming!

  50. Helen says:

    Great tutorials – love the one for trim boxes. I definitely need to make some of these :)

  51. Natalie says:

    Sew many great ideas. I would love these boxes for my daughter’s kitchen… cute way for her to put away her tea set or *food.* Thank you for more great links.

  52. michelle says:

    Now boxes I can use! Thank you so much

  53. Claudia~L says:

    oh, I just love the snap box, I will be making that in the future.

  54. Melissa says:

    Wow–what lovely ideas! I think I have enough projects to last me a year — just finished the rag rug from early this month!

  55. Heather B says:

    Love the boxes. Boxes make me feel more organized.

  56. Angie says:

    These are all great! I’ve been wanting to try My Little Mochi’s snap box for quite sometime now. Guess I better finally get to work ;) Thank you so much for posting these!

  57. Kathleen says:

    The fabric boxes look so easy to make! Love them!

  58. Jenny says:

    Fabric boxes! Great idea!

  59. Vickie says:

    BOXES!!! I love them all! The snap box is very cute!
    Thanks again! Your ideas have been wonderful!

  60. Ashley says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  61. veronica says:

    what a great packaging idea!

  62. Amie says:

    I have enjoyed checking this site everyday this month and getting great ideas! Thank you!

  63. alison says:

    Cute box tutorials

  64. Julia D says:

    Boxes! So cool. fabric can do ANYTHING!!

  65. Carol says:

    I love this idea – boxes are so useful. Melissa’s tutorial is very helpful.

  66. Mia says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to get to my sewing studio.(O.K. it’s a table from Costco) This project will make me look like a genius. Oh wait, I am a genius!

  67. judith green says:

    What a fabulous resource you have created. It has taken me to blogs that I would never have found and I am so enjoying it. You have been most generous sharing with us all and I know I will refer to it constantly. I have already made something else from one of the blogs you have featured.
    Thanks so much and thanks also to all the ladies who have allowed their great tutorial to be used
    Judith
    New Zealand

  68. Monique says:

    OOooh I never thought of making a fabric box before! These look great! Thanks for the ideas this month, they’re so inspiring!

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