Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we went to a flea market known for its antiques. I was so excited to find this sewing box! I don't know if it is an antique or not, but I love it. I am actually going to use it as a jewelry box.
I like inexpensive jewelry--big chunky necklaces--so I have been needing a way to lay them out since hanging them has resulted in a tangled mess. I didn't want a "jewelry box," but rather something that could be used as one. When I saw this sewing box, I knew it would be perfect!
This morning I measured each compartment and cut out the dimensions plus a 1/2 inch seam allowance. I also had some cream vintage lace on hand that my Aunt Nancy sent me earlier this year. I think it looks rather Victorian now. :) The fabric is Moda's Cinnamon Spice by Blackbird Designs.
I used quilt batting between the layers of fabric to give it a pillow-like touch. I sewed the lace within the seam, just finger-holding it as I sewed it together.
4 compartments in the right top side.
2 compartments in the left top side.
I had enough lace for all but the bottom piece. It opens up quite wide!
Thank you for stopping by ~ Shirley