Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Marquetry Sewing Box

This is a small sewing box that I created out of another mahogany cigar box.  I call it the "Arm Chair Sewer" since it is the perfect size for sewing on a button or hemming.  It would also be the perfect size for a hand quilter to take to a quilting class or bee.  The design is made of maple, walnut, cherry, with small accent pieces of dyed poplar.

I added dividers to the inside of the box and three dowels to hold three full size spools of thread.  I lined the lid with vintage velvet that I dyed a soft moss green and trimmed it with some vintage lace.  The lid has a pocket to hold embroidery scissors and a small bamboo vial to hold spare needles.  I made a matching pin cushion stuffed with wool from my own sheep.

Both the front and the back are done in a checkerboard design with walnut and maple squares.  The overall dimensions of the box is 5 3/4 inches x 4 5/8 inches and is 3 1/2 inches tall.

Top of box


  1. Sheri, how beautiful and I love the inside...you do such a nice job. Perfect in every way, talented lady!