Quick 'n Cute Coffee Fabric Gift Box

Uncles, co-workers, brothers...it's hard to find, much less make, gifts for men. I made two of these baskets in one afternoon. I think any coffee drinker, whether man or woman, would like this collapsible fabric basket filled with coffees, mugs and sweets that is homemade especially for them by you!

Approx. 6"x6"x5" high fabric coffee basket.
One side says, "Espresso and chocolates. Say no more!"
It's collapsible & washable.

The fabric is from the "Cafe Americano" (yes, my artwork/ fabric collection!) manufactured by Wilmington Prints, which can be purchased at many nice quilt shops around the US and Canada or online. The fabric collection has delicious organic hues of espresso brown, luscious swirled cream, ripe coffee bean red and a touch of leaf green.

Click on this link for the free pattern and instructions to this cute little box. http://nancymink.blogspot.com/p/fabric-box_27.html

  • 3 Fat Quarters of various fabric patterns (I "fussy cut" out of 1/2 yd. of the border fabric for the sides, a fat quarter of the all-over coffee beans for the inside lining and a fat quarter of the brown stripe for the bottom/side)
  • 1/4 yd (or 1 package) of single-side fusible firm stabilizer
  • lightweight Velcro dots or cut strips
  • 2 large buttons for decoration

Click here to order fabric online at the Fat Quarter Shop.
There is also a matching apron that you can sew. Combine this with the fabric box for an extra special homemade gift. The fabric panel has everything, including the directions to make this apron, the coffee cup pockets and ties.
Apron made from one "Cafe Americano" panel.


Georgia said...

Thanks for the patterns. I think I might try to make that gift box. I don't sew much, though, so I hope it is as easy as it looks. The apron is cute too!

CJ said...

Congratulations Nancy on designing the fabric and the patterns too! You sure picked a couple of popular subjects. I think those will be fun to make on a rainy day . . and my friends will really enjoy getting them as presents!