Holiday Fabric Boxes

You can whip up a bunch of these holiday gift boxes in no time at all. Filled with candy or homemade cookies they make a great holiday gift.

Holiday Fabric Boxes

Supplies needed to create holiday fabric boxes

  • Timtex —one piece 9″ x 18″
  • Fabric for the outside of the box—one piece 9″ x 18″
  • Fabric for the inside of the box—one piece 9″ x 18″
  • Mistyfuse
  • Sewing machine, I sew on a BERNINA 750 QE
  • I used my favorite foot for this project, the BERNINA Reverse pattern foot # 34D

Step 1

Apply a layer of Mistyfuse to each side of the Timtex. On one side fuse your outside fabric and on the other fuse your lining fabric.

Step 2

Cut the following pieces from the Timtex:

  • For the box bottom cut
  • Five pieces 4″ x 4″

Holiday Fabric Boxes - preparing the fabric

For the box top cut

  • One piece 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Four pieces 4 1/4″ x 1″

Step 3

Set your machine up for a zigzag stitch. I set my machine with a .45 length and 4.0 width.

Holiday Fabric Boxes - zigzag stitch

Zigzag stitch all the way around the edge of each piece. When I do this, I stitch so that the needle falls just to the outside edge of the piece so that the thread sort of wraps around the edge.

Holiday Fabric Boxes - zigzag stitching around the fabric squares

I always stitch around twice because I like the way it looks but you can stitch once if you prefer.

Video Tip On How to Stitch the Edge of the Box

Step 4

Once you have finished stitching all the edges it’s time to assemble the box. To assemble the box bottom, you’ll want to lay out your 4″ x 4″ pieces in this configuration:

Holiday Fabric Boxes - laying out the four pieces

Set your machine up for a wider zigzag stitch. I set mine with a .45 length and 6.0 width on my BERNINA 7 Series sewing machine.

Holiday Fabric Boxes - zigzag stitch setting to assemble the box

To attach each piece together about the edges of each side piece against the one you have chosen for the bottom and run a line of zigzag stitching down along the edge catching both edges of each piece.

Holiday Fabric Boxes - zigzag stitch between the pannels

The top of the box is assembled in the same way.

Now all that’s left to do is flip up the edges of both the sides of the box base and the lid and whipstitch them closed by hand.

Holiday Fabric Boxes - Bottom

Holiday Fabric Boxes - Lid

Alternatively if you didn’t want to hand stitch them together you can just pin the box together and run a bead of hot glue or fabric glue along the seams on the inside of the box.

Now you just need to fill the box with some holiday goodies! Enjoy!

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