My current excuse for a sewing box is a mini mason jar and it’s overflowing. I’m definitely in need of a bigger one so I was on the lookout for a way to make one.
My husband occasionally smokes cigars and has accumulated a few cigar boxes over the years. I won’t let him throw them away because I know I can upcycle them when I think of the right project. These boxes are perfect for sewing boxes because they’re spacious and sturdy (since they’re usually made of wood).
Grab the materials below and we’ll get started!
Supplies to make your own sewing box
- cigar box
- Mod Podge
- super glue
- sponge brush
Step 1: measure and cut scrapbook paper to decorate the cigar box
Measure your box, or trace the edges, onto the scrapbook paper and cut out the pieces.
Step 2: glue the scrapbook paper to the cigar box
Using the Mod Podge, glue the scrapbook paper to your cigar box.
Let it dry.
To protect the paper, add another layer of Mod Podge on top (after the glue dries).
Step 3: glue in the nails
Using the super glue, adhere the flat top of the nail to the bottom of the cigar box. Make sure you space them out appropriately for your thread. I tend to buy mini sewing kits so I left space for some big spools and some small ones.
Let it dry.
Slide your thread spools over the nails.
When you’re done, you’ll have a nicely organized thread box! Now I have to figure out what to do with the needles. As you can see, they’re just strewn about. Any ideas?
Leave your thoughts in the comments.
7 thoughts on “DIY Sewing Box from a Cigar Box”
Neat idea. You could use a pin cushion for the needles. Could you remove one of the nails to allow for the room?
I like the idea, but I don’t want to remove the nails bc everything fits perfectly right now. Great idea though!
Magnets on the lid for the needles 😃
Ahhh, yes! You’re so smart. I’m going to do that tonight and add it. Great idea!
I love your idea! I’ve got different sized spools of thread all over my craft room because they don’t fit in a standard box- I’m going to try your idea too! 👍
Awesome! I’d love to see the results. Please share 👏