Monday, April 09, 2012

Lining vintage metal boxes

I inherited a vintage metal box (possibly pewter?) from my aunt, which had a silk lining that was falling apart. Then for Christmas this year, I got a larger, similar box that had no lining at all. So I used a couple of silk fabric remnants, cording, strips of thin cardboard, cotton quilt batting, and glue to give them both new linings, and here's the result! The small box had a strip of cardboard inside the fabric to keep it pressed against the inside of the box, so I sewed the fabric onto the edge of the cardboard, placed it inside the box, then glued cording along the top edge to attach it to the fabric piece and the metal box. The batting is placed under the fabric but is not actually glued to the box or the fabric.

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