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« on: March 01, 2013 04:57:17 PM »

I found a tutorial to turn a book into a sewing box HERE and I knew it would be perfect for my partner in the Book Lover's swap, which I had just started organizing when this challenge was announced.  So she got a new sewing box, and I got something I could enter in this challenge!  Win-win!



It started with this big, thick volume of Shakespeare I found for $1 at my local library. (People donate old books and the library sells them to fund their programs.)



First I removed all the pages--it was actually very easy to do with an X-acto knife:  just one cut along the inside of the spine at the front and the back, and they all came out together.  The pages aren't used in this project, so I saved them for something in the future.



Then I glued book-themed scrapbook paper to the inside of the covers, sandwiching in some ribbon to tie the box closed.  I measured and cut balsa wood into the sizes I needed to make the compartments, and used a hot glue gun to hold them in place.



I glued more of the scrapbook paper to the outside of the balsa wood to give the box a finished look.



I painted the top edges of the wood with gold paint.  The pin cushion is a simple circle of fabric stuffed with polyfil and glued into one of the compartments.  I made a matching needle book to complete the package.

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013 06:17:42 PM »

I love this! What a fantastic package to receive!

(Still kicking myself I didn't join this swap!)
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013 06:23:35 PM »

Great! Cute, fun and handy!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013 08:09:08 PM »

That turned out really well.  From the thumbnail, I was thinking that you had cut the boxes out from the pages - like the hidden safe in a book type of thing, and I was going to be really impressed with your exacto knife skills.  The wood makes much more sense.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013 12:36:08 AM »

This is great!  I like your book choice and matching needle book and pin cushion, too.  Cute!  I think I'll add this to my list of projects, since my current sewing box is a Ziploc bag.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013 04:41:59 AM »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013 07:17:26 AM »

Wow, what a great idea, you did a wonderful job on this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013 11:24:21 AM »

this looks very neatly done. great idea. i love going to the library books sales. our library sells them by the pound.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013 02:07:59 PM »

Oh, I love it! Such an lovely box!

Great work Leslie!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013 10:18:29 AM »

This is such a cute idea! I can think of a million and one things that I could use this for. Good Job!
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