Monday, August 12, 2013

Sewing Basket Makeover

Remember that beat up sewing basket that I found for $1.99 at the Goodwill a few weeks ago?

The veneer was completely brittle and it was missing a handle. 

I wasn't sure how I wanted to fix it up until I was walking through JoAnn Fabrics 2 weeks ago and saw a sewing basket that was covered with the Robert Kaufman Vintage Couturier fabric. I wanted it so bad but not at the high cost of $40.00. Really, $40.00 for a plastic basket?! 

So I went home and began work on the sewing basket. I first wood glued some loose bits back together and took the little doors off. I painted the inside of the box a dark grey.

I then upholstered the sides and the doors by stapling down some thin batting and then some of the Robert Kaufman Vintage Couturier fabric that I had in my stash. Then I mod-podged some fun textured fabric to the outer 2 sides (they were so uneven and damaged, the texture was perfect for hiding the flaws). 

Ta-da!!! My new old sewing box. I just love this Robert Kaufman fabric!

Now to come up with a plan for the other sewing box I picked up . . . 

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. What a great job you did. I was just thinking of stain cover. How cute!