Saturday, April 28, 2012

DIY Sewing Box

Last weekend I did a little project.  I have a super small sewing box for all of my sewing tools and I have seriously outgrown the box.  About 4 years ago my mom bought me my own sewing machine. (I would always use hers)  It is one of my most  cherished gifts that I have ever received!!  I could not imagine living my life without my sewing machine, yes, I know it sounds silly but I am so serious!!  Since I needed to find a solution to my overflowing sewing supply dilemma I have been looking around at different stores for a new sewing box.  Anything I came across was either not my style or it was  extremely out of my price range!  So it looked as if I was going to have to just use some type of plastic bin to store my supplies.  That is when I came across the cutest little vintage Samsonite makeup case at a thrift store.

I immediately fell in love with it!!  I knew that it was going to be my new sewing box and the best part was that it only cost me 80 cents!!  So I finally found time to work on it and I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the project.

The only thing that I had to buy for this project was spray paint which cost me about $4 at Lowes.  I looked through my fabric supply (which is also getting out of control as well) and I picked out one I wanted to use.  I cleaned the whole box with steel wool and then my mom spray painted it for me so that I wouldn't have to be around the smell.  We let it dry really well and then cut out the fabric to line the inside of the box.  We also cut out some fabric to add pockets to the sides for some of my smaller stuff.  I used my trusty glue gun and glued all of the fabric into the box.

I love the way it turned out!  There is so much more room for my stuff and it all looks so pretty in my new box!!


  1. Very cute!!!
    And I LOVE your new header!!

  2. I have several of these cases I bought from thrift stores. I didn't know what I would do with them so thanks for the idea.