Well, the something that I wanted to use, is actually bridal dress bags that have broken zippers. That's a whole story itself, so I'll try to be quick with that explanation. When I first started my sewing business, I bought a box of 50 bridal bags to give to clients who I make wedding dresses for. Of course I anticipated that these 50 bags would be all I would ever need, but (after the warranty ran out of course), the zippers started failing on them. Every now and then I will go through some of the remaining bags and test the zippers, and add more to the pile with broken zips.
|The fabric cut out and ready to go|
I want to re-use as much of each bag as possible, but just taking them apart is rather time consuming. I have a couple of carry bags cut out ready to make (I'll be sure to share when that happens too), but what I really wanted to do was find out what I would have left after the bags to make some little boxes out of.
|Edges sewn and corners trimmed and clipped|
Following the tutorial over at Design Sponge, I made myself a template, ironed interfacing to the inside layer of fabric, added one of my labels on the outside, and voila! A completed box.
|Topstitching in progress|
|Sewing the edges of the box together|
|The first completed box|