What do you do with a big piece of uninspired flat felt that has been hanging on your felt clothesline for too long? Applehead had a great idea, but I wanted something that required a little less measuring and cutting, so I worked out this alternative. There are four straight seams, which can be done with a sewing machine or by hand.
Trim the long edges as these will be your side seams. The short sides can stay wavy to give the top edge a sculptural look.
Seam the sides, and then create two triangles on the bottom. This will take a little pinching and fiddling, but you should be able to get a nice triangle; the size of your triangle will affect the shape of your ultimate box. If you want something square, your triangle needs to be fairly deep; a shallow triangle will create a box that is more rectangular.
You can either tack down the little flaps with a couple of stitches, or trim them off.
The bottom and side of your box will look like a neat “T”.
The Felt Box from the right,
and the Felt Box from the left.
I love this shape so much, I plan to make many more pieces of flat felt just so I can seam them all up. These will make great project baskets to further clutter the area around my easy chair.