Making cartonnage fabric boxes is SO fun! Use your scraps of fabric and start making unique handmade gifts with no sewing required!
You will have fun and learn how to make fabric boxes, watching videos that show the process with so many details! Plus, as BONUS, you will see how to design a box the size you want! So unique and personal!
Here you will learn how to cut paper and make the complete project by yourself, or, you can buy pre-cut DIY kits with all cardboard (chipboard and poster board) needed to make the projects and start from that.
See below how beautiful is the "Small fabric jewelry box" you will make following this course. Your grand-daughter or any other loved one will love it so much!
SO FUN TO MAKE!
Who's this course for:
- Quilters and other fabric lovers that want to have fun using favorite fabrics with no-sewing
- Fabric lovers that want to make great handmade gifts, or make some boxes to sell
- For everyone that enjoy crafting in the comfort of home (even in PJs!), and make professional looking fabric boxes
- For everyone that enjoys having the support of the teacher when needed, ask questions and get them answered! (yes, this is not an online class where you are alone, here you HAVE help!)
- All fabric box lovers that wants to take a class with Claudia, but live far away from her local classes, and for those that take her local classes, but want to have lifetime access to the videos of how to make them!
And there is more:
- Some color picture instructions also available, so, you can follow along and make some projects;
StartWelcome to this course! START HERE!! (3:35)
StartAbout cardboard: which chipboard to use and how to cut it (28:58)
StartThe grain direction of the chipboard (5:12)
StartHow to apply glue and have great and neat corners on Cartonnage (6:47)
StartImportant tips to keep in mind (5:12)
StartMaterials and dimensions to make the Small Jewelry Box
StartMaking the outside cover of the box (21:25)
StartPreparing the pieces to make a box (14:17)
StartBuilding the box (8:46)
StartAdding ribbon and covering outside of the box (14:31)
StartMaking the removable dividers (8:09)
StartMaking the ring holders_part 1_intro (6:15)
StartMaking the ring holders_part 2_using foam (9:59)
StartMaking the ring holders_part 3_ side finishing (9:53)
StartMaking the ring holders_part 4_ using roller (5:15)
StartFinishing the box (14:24)
StartAdding mirror to the box (optional) (12:02)
I'm Claudia Squio a Brazilian-American artist living in Michigan and focusing on cartonnage, that is a traditional art of making boxes covered with fabric or paper. I design fabric boxes and cases and teach this amazing technique at quilt stores, quilt guilds and also through my online cartonnage school. I have authored the book “Cartonnage Basics & Beyond – The complete guide to make fabric boxes”. Besides creating the pieces and teaching I also develop some DIY kits and tools that can be used for my students to have fun, feel the relaxing power of crafting and facilitate the process of fabric box making.
See what students are saying
Claudia does an excellent job of describing the process of Cartonnage. The videos are easy to follow and Claudia explains each step in great detail. You can rewind and fast forward to do the work at your own pace. Claudia will answer any of your questions that come up. Cartonnage does not require any specialized tools but the toolkit makes things easier. The kits will save you time because all the paper is already cut out. But you can cut the paper out yourself too. Cartonnage is fun and not difficult to learn! I would recommend these videos for anyone interested in learning about Cartonnage. Betsy
just finished my Cartonnage small box project, using Claudia's
video tutorials and tools. The course was fun and included easy to follow
lessons that were broken up into sections that made construction simple.
Claudia explains everything, including materials required, how to's that
are easy to follow and replicate, and clear and concise videos that show you
what you need to do to complete the project. Using Claudia's spacer tool and
corner miter tool takes all the guess work out of cutting and placement of
pieces for perfect corners and spacing. Cartonnage is a great way to use
up fat quarters and scraps that you have in your stash! The result is a
wonderful piece of art that you can enjoy yourself or give as a cherished gift!
I am not a skilled crafter, but Claudia's online classes made me feel like one! I found the instructions were detailed yet clear and simple to follow. It was fun. I am delighted with the results. It is particularly important for me as a visual learner to see the instructions and then follow with her demonstrations. I could follow and complete each process with ease and confidence step by step. Her attention to detail is valuable in the processes. Cheri
See what "local Cartonnage students" are saying
I am dazzled by my new notebook and box! Claudia's teaching is wonderful. She paces the class very well and her instructions are clear and precise. She has a wonderful range of projects. I also like the idea of buying a kit and getting the instructions with very helpful photos. But best of all, she has all of the pieces cut in a kit – WOW!!! That is so fabulous for us that we do not have to worry about cutting out the pieces. Sherri
I LOVE the way my box turned out & now I'll be able to keep track of my cartonnage tools. Claudia is such a good teacher & can't wait to take another class. Karen
Claudia's cartonnage classes have been a thoroughly fun and rewarding experience. Thanks to her patient and supportive approach to teaching; clear, step-by-step instructions (both in class and in detailed printed directions); and complete, reasonably priced DIY kits, I have learned to create a variety of unique items, including boxes, journals, sewing kits, frames, trays, wallets, and more. Because Claudia is so well-organized, she demonstrates cartonnage concepts and steps in a way that is easy to understand and follow, even for a beginner. I highly recommend her classes for anyone seeking an introduction to a technique that offers limitless creative possibilities with simple, inexpensive tools and materials. Jan
First of all, the instructions are exquisite. They are professional in every way and every detail. Second, the kits, numbered, professionally cut and laid out are also exceptional. I don't know other people who teach or present cartonnage classes, but Claudia's kits are top of the line. They are also very reasonably priced. Lastly, and most important, she is highly skilled and present classes effectively. She is professional along with extremely kind, considerate, helpful and very sincere. I love her classes for all those reasons. The bonus is learning these skills and coming away with a finished project I am really proud of. Maria
My sewing kit looks great! I'm really proud of it. She is a great teacher. Keep up the good work Claudia! Looking forward to many more classes with you. Molly
Frequently Asked Questions
None! No expensive machines, no sewing to work with Cartonnage. In this technique we use paper, fabric and glue as the main material. The tools are very simple and easy to find.
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