Last post I shared a few punch needle projects I’ve been working on. Here’s my finished vintage sewing box revamp!
Believe it or not, this sewing box was a roadside find! We were driving along a country road in Upstate New York on our way to my brother’s house when I spied this beauty sitting at the end of a driveway with a FREE sign on it! Without even asking, my husband pulled over for me so I could hop out to rescue it. Score!
The lids were covered in a faded brocade fabric that I knew had to go. The fabric was mounted to padded boards and glued onto the top of the lids. We popped them off and I removed the fabric. I traced an outline of the boards onto pieces of monks cloth and drew a few concentric squares inside of them with a marker. Then I used yarn from my stash, mostly wool and some acrylic to punch the design.
I really love the high/low effect! For the thicker yarn and taller loops I used an Amy Oxford #9 Regular punch. For the thinner yarn I used a #14 Fine punch. I just made it up as I went along and obviously made the 2 sides different from each other, just to keep it interesting! I’m still learning but I’m enjoying the process.
To attach the finished punched pieces to the boards, I used a glue called E600. I wrapped the boards and glued the monks cloth to the underside. Then I glued the boards to the lids. The last thing I need to do is give the inside a good cleaning then I’ll be filling it up with some hand sewing and embroidery supplies.
If you’re interested in learning about punch needle embroidery, let me know! I plan on doing more projects and sharing what I’ve learned. I’ll also try to record some video so you can see how it all works!