Lotza Boxes

Just think of all the great boxes you can make from your scraps and stash. Color-co­or­di­nate or theme them to events or presents. They are per­fect for a dozen dif­fer­ent uses.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Ma­te­ri­als listed are for 1 each short and tall box. • 8–10 (11/4" by fab­ric width) co­or­di­nat­ing A strips or as­sorted scrap strips • 1/4 yard co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric for cuff • 5/8 yard lin­ing fab­ric • 5/8 yard bat­ting • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From co­or­di­nat­ing fab­ric: • Cut 1 (6" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 2 (6" x 171/2") B strips. From lin­ing fab­ric: • Cut 1 (151/2" x 18") rec­tan­gle for tall box. • Cut 1 (91/2" x 18") rec­tan­gle for short box. From bat­ting: • Cut 1 (151/2" x 18") rec­tan­gle for tall box. • Cut 1 (91/2" x 18") rec­tan­gle for short box.

COM­PLET­ING THE TALL BOX

1. Place the 151/2" x 18" bat­ting rec­tan­gle on the wrong side of the same-size lin­ing rec­tan­gle. 2. Draw a line from the bot­tom left to the top right on the bat­ting layer, start­ing at least 1" in from the cor­ner as shown in Fig­ure 1. 3. With right side up, align the edge of one A strip with the marked line as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Place a sec­ond A strip right sides to­gether with the pre­vi­ously placed A strip; pin to hold. Sew along one of the match­ing edges as shown in Fig­ure 3. 5. Fin­ger-press the top A strip to the right side onto the bat­ting. Trim ex­cess A strips close to bat­ting/lin­ing layer to be used again (Fig­ure 4).

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