Simple Crate for Sewing Patterns6:00 AM
When we moved in, we found a stack of really thin wood strips, apparently some kind of fencing/ privacy screen?
I knew I could use them for something, and today I had a chance to make a crate and use them across the front and back.
I used left over 1/4" thick MDF from the doors on the pantry as the base and sides.
Using the hand saw from my miter box, I cut the bottom and sides of the crate. I used wood glue and finish nails to attach the 2 sides and center divider to the bottom.
I was excited to find the thin sides of the crate from the junk pile were so thin and worn, I could just staple them right on with a staple gun, and wood glue underneath.
I didn't want it totally rustic, in the craft room, so I knew I would paint it.
I don't have that many patterns, sewing using a pattern is something I'd like to get better at. I learned to sew just winging it, using other pieces of clothing as my pattern rather than store bought. It seems almost half of my patterns are the manila envelopes--which are actually patterns I made anyway. So for now this little crate holds all my patterns, maybe I'll get more to try and have to expand the collection eventually.