A yellow, rectangle M&M's candy tin -- that was my first sewing box when I learned how to sew at 9 years old. And at 9, I was already recycling! Blah: an empty candy container; TADA!: a sewing kit!
Over the years, that sewing kit changed from a box to a desk drawer to a floral pouch, depending on the crafty projects I was into. Lately, I've rediscovered sewing, so I got to thinking, "It's time to organize my sewing supplies!"
I saw these boxes on display at Stitchfest, the launch of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts last April in New York City.
I turned this blah shoe box into a TADA! container.
First, I found some fabric, measured and cut enough to
cover the box.
Then I attached the fabric to the box using hot glue.
Clips helped me keep the fabric from moving around.
TADA! a chic fabric-covered box!
I can leave it on my coffee table or foyer.
Nobody will suspect that it's really a sewing kit.
Unless they open it of course!
You see that I have the basic supplies, and I can keep adding new items like buttons and fabric since the box is pretty roomy. If you're building your own sewing kit, you can check this list to determine what else you need to buy.
Now that I've got this organized, I can't wait to start new sewing projects! See you tomorrow!