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Hexagonal Etui Sewing Box – Post Construction

Ta-daa!!

As promised, all those little pieces have come together to make a whole.

Tea and Sewing

Tea and Sewing

I actually made 2 at the same time  (the other one still to have its lid finished),  thinking it would be a bit faster.  However, it seemed to take forever so I don’t think I’ll do that again.

 

Inside the Box (1)

Inside the Box (1)

 

 

Inside the Box (2)

Inside the Box (2)

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Hexagonal Etui Box – A Deconstruction

Well, I promised that next time I made a hexagonal sewing box I would show you how many different bits and pieces had to be cut out so, as I’m just about to embark on making another two, I’ve laid it all out for your delectation.    I also said I’d probably frighten myself and I have.  Must be mad.

All the hand-cut components for one, yes, just one, hexagonal box.

All the hand-cut components for one, yes, just one, hexagonal box.

Bearing in mind that I’ve just spent the best part of a day, on and off, cutting out two of these, you will perhaps be amazed that I still manage to find it fun.  Maybe it’s the gluey bit, I also like choosing the fabrics – not that keen on doing the teeny tiny stitches these days ‘cos it means I have to put specs on – but what I really love is seeing the finished item and imagining it being used for somebody’s sewing bits and pieces or other goodies.

Anyway, I promised I’d show you but I’m off back upstairs now to get sticky.  I’ll let you see it when it’s finished – you have probably noticed there’s a tea theme going on with this one which reminds me, time to put the kettle on.

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