Alphabet Box and Cards Project

Article Posted 11 June 2017

Ashlea Stoodley - Bunnycup Embroidery

Project Photo

This project and instructions were made by one of our talented customers Kathy. You can see these in our Project Gallery.

This project uses the following Bunnycup Embroidery design sets:

How to make the cards:

Do the embroidery for each side using the designs of your choice. Make sure you leave enough border so that you can can trim to size after they are done. Each sandwich is a front and back with the interfacing and batting inbetween.

I wanted to make them stiff, so I put extra stiff interfacing (Pellon) and one layer of batting in each sandwich. I made these like small quilts – so stitched them together around the border edge, trimmed to size (these are 9” square) and then sewed binding on each one. The easiest way to do the binding is to precut the piece and sew it in a circle.

Then I ironed it into the square shape, including the mitered corners. I put this on top of the quilted square and pinned and stitched.  Then turned the binding to the back and hand sewed it down.

How to make a basic fabric box:

Box Template

For a basic small box you make a paper pattern that is a cross with one side having 3 sections (2 sides and the bottom of the box) and the other side having 4 sections (2 sides, the bottom, and the top of the box). You can add a 5th section to this if you want a flap that folds over one of the sides.

Project Box Sample

Put your sandwich together to be turned: batting (fat bat works well for this), then the 2 layers of fabric right sides together. Sew the pieces together, leaving about a 4 to 5” section open. Clip the batting close to the seam line, and trim seams, especially at the corners.

Turn the box and gently poke out all the corners. Hand stitch up the sides of the box.

Happy sewing!