A while ago, Lynn of Tialys asked if I’d test a pattern for her.
It was for a rather gorgeous hexagonal sewing box, with a separate lid and sides that dropped open to reveal the contents. So I jumped at it. I made a good start, but then it had to be put aside while all sorts of other things intervened.
For the most part, the pattern and instructions were clear and pretty foolproof. In a couple of places I made silly mistakes, partly due to my own idiocy, and partly because Lynn is so experienced at making these things that she has built-in knowledge of how they go together, and the instructions need a little more detail.
She’s had two of us testing, so hopefully this has produced a definitive set of instructions and a refinement of the pattern. It didn’t require any unusual skills, just the ability to wield a pair of scissors and a pencil, a glue stick and a bottle of fabric glue, and finally, a bit of hand stitching.
The outer fabric is from Amy Butler’s Cameo collection for Westminster Fibers, the design called Josephine’s Bouquet in the dark grey and pink colourway. The lining fabric is an anonymous freebie from a while ago, and there was no selvedge to help me identify it.
So if you fancy one of these lovelies for yourself, hop over to Tialys and take a look in her online shop. She’s told me that if you quote BOXCLEVER, you will receive a $2 discount. I promise you won’t be disappointed.