I saw the first fabric box in a Fathers Day collection inside a quilting magazine from the 80’s that I bought in a Thrift Store. It was really funny as on the top cover they sewed a half-length portrait of a man in a suit and tie in a way that you could open the box with his tie.
Years later, after reading through a Hungarian tutorial collection I finally understood how to make it. Of course I had to do some trial and error myself while I was making them, but by now I’ve made quite a lot already.
I keep my jewelry in a box like these (its soft fabric inside protects even the amethyst earrings and pearls from abrasion), my husband’s mother keeps her medicine in another one near her bed and a friend of mine keeps her sewing kit in it. Probably there are many other ways to use them as I’ve sold quite a lot of them on various fairs, I even had some returning costumers who wanted to buy some more as gifts to their friends and family.
These boxes were just sold, a girl graduating from her high school will give them to their teachers.
I don’t want to risk them on the hands of the post offices, so I only sell them personally and use them on Etsy only as the picture of the Reserved Listing items. Like a small treasury box. ☺
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