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Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:24 pm

Hi all :-)

I hope that this finds ye having a good day? :-)

I am starting to make a sewing box :-) I've been wanting to do this for years and I've finally got my butt in gear to actually do it!!! I wouldn't advise making any bets on how long it is going to take me though ;-)

Has anyone done anything like this? Does anyone have hints or tips? Any websites?

Any advice or ideas will be greatfully received thank you :-)

Take care and Happy New Year :-)

Barbara
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby trafficklights » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:16 pm

A good idea would be to make a sewing needle ball sponge, with a detachable wrist strap. Made out of velcro so you can attach it to your wrist in then return it to velcro on needle ball in needle box.
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:08 pm

Hi trafficklights :-)


I like that idea - thank you :-)

What kind of crafts do you like?

I hope that you are having a good day? :-)

Take care,

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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby Selkie » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:25 pm

One of the happiest mistakes i made was to magnetise my scissors. Couple of times now i have dropped needles and they have come in handy finding them :-) Also if you get magnetic strip and stick it to the top of your box, you have an easy place to store needles etc, my needle case has magnetic strip in it so when i am done it just sticks in. A piece of magnet stuck on the bottom of spools of thread also stop them from going walkies, they just sit there like pigeons :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=magnetic+strip
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:16 am

Hi selkie :-)

how did you manage to magnetise your scissors? I can see that being a very useful trick ;-)

You have given me an idea for how to use some magnetic strips I came across a while ago :-)

I hope that you are having a good day? :-)

Take care,

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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby Selkie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:37 pm

They were just beside the big magnet i use to find dropped pins, so i expect if you just rub them a few times with a large magnet they might go magnetic on you :-)
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby trafficklights » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Hi Hugster.
I used to make clothes. I like making cards and I love making bread and pastries. I dont get to do much any more as my fingers wont do what they are told.
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Hi trafficklights :-)

I am sorry to hear about your hands :-( I hope that you can still get some enjoyment from your crafts? :-)

For me it's the exhaustion that affects my crafts most :-( I end up spending a lot of time looking at what I want to do but just too darn tired to actually do it!! Grrrr!! :-(

I hope that you are having a good day? :-)

Take care,

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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby trafficklights » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:32 pm

I agree fatigue is debilitating.
Im not having a bad day thankyou hope your day is voing well.
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:27 am

Hi trafficklights :-)

I hope that you have had a good week? :-) and maybe even got some crafts done? ;-)

I'm doing some Sizzix die-cutting at the moment :-)

Take care and be well :-)

Barbara :-)
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby wenchsammas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:15 am

Oooooh Keep me updated I'd like to see what you do! I have a Sewing box but its a bit of a family hierloom passed down, I do alot of sewing my self but I'm after a tool box at the moment
I'm going to hell in every religion
But that's ok I'll be warm and know people there
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Re: Making sewing boxes

Postby hugster » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:58 am

Hi wenchsmamma,

thanks for your list :-)

I haven't finished it yet - got distracted with other projects!! But I plan to finish it in the next few weeks so will let you know :-)

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