Intermediate Box Making - Online Class (July 2022)

Intermediate Box Making - Online Class (July 2022)

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Learn intermediate box making with me, Lizzy Pye, over three two-hour sessions.

Dates: 10th, 17th, 24th July 2022

10am - 12pm (BST)

Have you ever wondered how fabric boxes are made?  It is a wonderful technique, and once you master the basics, the sky is the limit in terms of design!


In this class, we will focus on the intermediate techniques: measuring and cutting the card pieces and the method of constructing a drawer and case.  We will review the basics - covering card pieces and stitching them invisibly.

In this class I will be demonstrating how to measure and cut card, but if you feel like that is too much of a challenge (it does come with a certain level of physical difficulty), I can provide pre-cut card pieces for an extra charge of £25 plus P&P.  Just let me know in the order notes when you book, and I will send you an invoice.


In the first session we will look at measuring and cutting the card pieces.  We will work through the order of construction when you have multiple components.

In the second session we will work on construction of the drawer case and main box.

In the third session we will work on the drawer itself, discussing options for practical and design elements such as handles.

Between each session, there will be some work to do to get to the next stage (this will be repetition of what we cover in class).

There will also be plenty of chance to answer other questions you might have about box making, such as what types of padding might be appropriate, using an embroidered piece for the lid, etc.



For this class there is no kit, as you will receive a set of instructions by email.  You can however order a set of card pieces, and I have the curved needlesstrong thread and appliqué pins available should you require them.


You will need:

  • Card (1250 micron Daler Rowney Graduate Mountboard is the easiest to get, but others up to 1500 micron/1.5mm are suitable) - three or four A3 sheets should be enough
  • Fabric (preferably good quality quilting cotton) about one fat quarter for the internal box and one for the external box - maybe more for pattern matching
  • Matching threads (I use Gutermann Sew All, but your favourite polyester thread will do)
  • Strong thread for lacing (Coats Duet is a good option)
  • Curved needles (fine for seams, thicker for lacing)
  • Double sided tape
  • Pins (Applique or glass headed)
  • Ruler (with centimetres) for measuring
  • Right angle (set square, quilt rule, etc)
  • Cutting edge (steel - this could be the same as the ruler or right angle)
  • Sharp knife (I use a Stanley knife for weight and comfort, but you might prefer a craft knife/scalpel)
  • Pencil (preferably propelling, for a really thin line)
  • Scissors (fabric, embroidery and paper/tape)

You will also need a reasonable internet connection, and preferably to be able to send photos of your work during class - this is so I can see how you are getting on and give you feedback directly as you are stitching.

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