Found a use for some of the felt that I made years ago - fun to make and only took a little over an hour.... of course it's from another of those wonderful Japanese zakka books that I so adore. This one had many beautiful felt things in it. I will post an image of the book and the relevant details tomorrow. Just wait until you see the little shoes.......
Cut a piece of felt as in above diagram ( scale up or down as you wish)
"Open" box and sew two bottom seams using same stitch . The 9cm side seam will sit at the centre point of the 7cm bottom edge ( this makes more sense when you have the box piece in your hands, truly! If this sounds all too confusing, take a look below at the lining piece flattened after sewing the bottom seam. )
Cut the lining piece ( if you are going to line it) allowing an extra 0.5-0.8cm seam allowance around the outside edge. I have just folded the pattern piece I used for the outer felt shell to make it easier to cut.
Stitch as for the felt box either by hand or machine.
This is what it looks like when you have flattened the 'box" to sew the bottom seam.
Put the lining inside the felt box with right sides together and side seams matching.
Turn the edge of the lining over to the same height as the felt box to neaten raw edges and use a running stitch ( or your choice) through both layers to secure.
There you go ..a simple yet pleasing box to put things in.
And take things out of.
Just like Eeyore and his useful jar that Pooh gave him for his birthday. Not suggested for hunny though!
Let me know if this is a dreadfully unclear pattern and I will make any necessary changes.
Love to see a photo if anyone makes one.......