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.