In an effort to try and get the teen girl
to keep her room tidy I've made her
some pretty boxes to store her things in.
I know I'm not the only one with messy teenagers
so I've done a little tutorial for the boxes in case
you need help too .
They really are so quick and easy to make
that I thought they'd be great Christmas presents
with a few nice things inside .
You can make these any size just adjust
the measurements to suit .
First I cut 4 x 20cm x 20cm squares in two colours.
I then ironed a firm interfacing to the wrong side
of the fabric that I chose to have on the outside .
Stitch around 3 sides of the two front pieces
with right sides facing.
Repeat with the inner fabric but in this case
leave a generous gap for turning .
On the wrong sides of each base corner
mark out a square 3cm x 3cm.
Fold the fabric to make a neat corner .
Pin and stitch across the line .
Trim excess .
Repeat with inner fabric .
Place inner box inside the outer box
with right sides facing and side seams even
and stitch all the way around .
Turn your box the right side out through the gap
you left in the inner fabric .
Stitch gap neatly closed .
Press along the top edge of the box and top stitch .
Now your pretty box is ready to be filled
with junk by your messy teenager
or is this just what happens in my house !