Oh, my, gosh! I had so much fun making these Fab Boxes from MaryJo’s Sewing Room collection! They were a cinch to make. From start to finish, they were done in an afternoon! Wahoo! What great gifts for Christmas! Follow along with me as I construct the larger of the two boxes.
Here you will find the inside base of the box with 1/4″ corners removed. This will help later in piecing.
The sides of the box are sewn to the base.
The inside of the box is constructed in the same way, however, the sides are a tad larger.
The inside and outside are sewn together. The larger inside creates a lovely border (the easy way!) for the box.
I found it easiest to pin the bottom corners together and that forced the inside portion of the box into position.
Then it’s quite easy to press the ends of each side into place.
The result are these playful borders!
Then the sides are folded down, pressed again, and pinned.
The sides are brought together and sewn to create a corner along the side of the box.
Binding strips are added to cover the seam allowance.
The ends are tucked in and the binding brought over the top of the whole edge and hand sewn down. This is repeated for each edge and your beautiful pattern box is done!