I was inspired to make this based on my old school sewing box I had for sewing projects. I bought some Fast to Fuse from Nikki and an applique mat and fabric from Heather Baileys Pop Garden. It looks harder than it seems but it is quite easy. You could make this to any size but I wanted a long rectangle size and used the full width of the Fast to Fuse.
I purchased 1 metre of Fast to Fuse for this project and cut it in half giving me 2 pieces 21"x 28". Keeping those dimensions for the top box I cut 1/4" off all around the bottom tray piece so that the top will fit easily over the bottom tray.
You can make any dimension of box you like following these directions.
Mark up the corners as to the height you wish your box to be. Here I have marked up 4'x4' squares that will be cut out.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric which should be 1/2" larger than your Fast to Fuse template
Follow manufacturers instructions to apply Fast to Fuse. As it is double sided you will need an applique mat. Place applique mat on ironing surface, Fast to Fuse and then fabric right side up and use iron to bond fabric to Fast to Fuse.
Now trim the fabric to exact size of your fast to fuse but leave the 4' fabric without Fast to fuse in tact.
Apply second layer of fabric to Fast to Fuse following manufactures instructions and trim again to same size of Fast to Fuse and fabric on other side.
Now you are ready to make creases in your box and use the fabric without Fast to Fuse as an anchor to close the box edges.
I used fabric glue to glue these fabric flaps into place
Then to give a decorative and functional edging I overlocked the top edge of the tray which also helps to keep those fabric flaps in place too. I had no problems at all going though the three layers. Sure it's a little fiddly as you come to the corners but take it slowly as you go through the flap edges.
You could just make a bottom tray or much smaller boxes... it's a very versatile pattern and easy to make.
Repeat the same instructions for your lid (remember I made the bottom tray 1/4" smaller)
I hope you will make one too