Make Sewing Box with Step by Step Instructions for Mother’s Day

If your Mother or Grandmother is a big sewer, embroiderer, etc and has a lot of thread, needles, and other sewing supplies, then why not make them a sewing box? Sewing boxes make great Mother’s Day gifts as well as presents for birthdays and other special occasions.  Below you will find easy step by step instructions for putting together a great sewing box. Good luck.

Make Sewing Box with Step by Step Instructions : Make for Mom and Grandma for a Great Gift for Mother’s Day


*empty shoe box

*heavy yarn or cord scraps of gift wrapping paper

*small boxes, of any size

*rubber cement, or other glue

*nail and hammer or paper punch scissors

*tape measure




Step 1

Glue decorative paper all over the shoe box and the cover in patchwork-quilt fashion. The scraps of paper can overlap one another, be upside down or right side up. Put a coat of shellac all over the box.

Step 2


Cover the insides and outsides of the bottoms of smaller boxes (a cheese box, kitchen match box, for instance) with scraps of gift wrapping paper also in patchwork-quilt fashion and see where they fit into the shoe box. Glue them into the box. They will hold yarn spools, small scissors, thimble, and other sewing tools.

Step 3

About 2 inches from the top of the box, in the middle of each side, punch out two holes about 3 inches apart, for the handles of the box. Pull through two lengths of heavy yarn or cord and on the inside make triple or quadruple knots. The box is then finished. If you have money to spare, buy some yarn spools, a thimble, a package of needles, and two or three skeins of embroidery yarn.

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  1. I think this box could be great to help sort out little things kids craft with (like beads, scrapes of paper or yarn, etc.) & the outside of the box could really be decorated any way you wanted to decorate it!

  2. cool beans man!!!!O.o
    some people think it is hard, but i think it is quite easy!
    [even though i didnt try it yet!!!] lol.:)

  3. HI, i would like to try it, but what can i use for the boxes? And they will have to be at the curtain size to fit in there. Can anyone suggest something?

  4. Hey! This is so cool! Some people have asked for suggestion on boxes. Well for the big one I used a shoe box, and for the little ones I used medicine boxes and match boxes and cheese boxes. And I found some scraps of cardboad and made a little box myself. Thanks, I hope this helps!

  5. This is great idea for organization of my sowing thread. since we are doing a bit of cleanup at the house, I should be able to procure a proper shoebox.

    Thanks for posting this!

  6. its too wonderful yaar.i have done it but not like this that too when i was small now that i am a mom i am not free to do this but i will try it

  7. i will definitely try this one out… i love making things my way and adding my own cncept

  8. You could cut up extra family photos and use for the cover or just old photos that did not turn out well–they will already be glossy and even beter with a coat of clear gloss craft paint–original instructions did not mention using the lid of the shoebox but I think that is better for carrying around and/or storing on a shelf. The photos used could be all of one thing, like flowers, pets, etc.

  9. I’m 10 years old and I did this craft for my grandma at her bday she loved tnxs sooooooooooo much

  10. It’s me again u can use this box as your jewellery box I did it it’s so nice (I was looking for a jewelry box and this idea came I’m a kid but I have billions of ideas

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