Need Help With Velvet Necklace Keeper In Lid Of Jewelry Box

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07-06-2015 10:46 AM

I’m needing help with a project and am unable to find anything on the web on how to add a velvet pouch necklace keeper to the lid of a jewelry box.

This picture shows a velvet pouch attached to the inside of the lid to act as a necklace keeper.

In this project below is a jewelry box that I made the last picture shows a wooden necklace keeper in the lid, I’m wanting to remove the wooden keeper and replace it with an elastic velvet keeper such as the one shown above but I don’t know how to secure it inside of the lid as shown in the picture above.

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 10:49 AM

I would imagine that you would have to wrap and glue the velvet to a thin plywood board (or some similar thin material) that is cut slightly smaller than the inside of the lid, and then glue that into place.

Hopefully the lid you made is deep enough to accommodate the velvet and the extra layer. Please let us know how you do. :)


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#2 posted 07-06-2015 11:56 AM

Blackie, fabric stores sell a “tackie glue” that will help. It won’t bleed through the cloth like white glue does. When Derrick and I installed a pouch his wife sewed for us, we put a small trim around the lid and secured it in place with pin nails. The glue will help in the field. The problem you have is that the pouch will pull away from the lid if the cloth does not rest on the trays when the lid is closed. We put an extra thin strip of wood across middle of the back of the pouch to support the pocket more securly.

Enclosing a piece of wood inside a “pocket” sewn in the back and front might be a good idea too.

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 12:11 PM

Thanks Alan, I sure was thinking of you and knew for sure you’d have something for me on this, I was going over in my head of what you said about the pouch pulling away and I’m guessing the weight of the necklaces and chains would pull it out?

Thanks for your suggestion as well Shelia.

After more thinking and viewing, I’m guessing in the picture, the pouch may be sewn to the felt liner and the liner glued in?

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 01:43 PM

Very interesting topic, and a gr8 idea

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#5 posted 07-06-2015 01:50 PM

Randy, I’d tell you what Sheila said PLUS your last guess. Sew the stuff together and glue the liner with contact cement to a thin plywood/cardboard stock slightly undersized to allow for the fabrics’ thicknesses.
I don’t have pictures handy but for a card box that we re-restored with my father (he had done it after buying it in the 80s) we used just that method: contact cement. I also lined several boxes with that same method, minus the pouch (which is a neat addition for a large enough jewelry box).
If you want an elasticated pouch like in the picture you will need to have the elasticated band sewn in beforehand, and I wouldn’t go without that since a “bare” pouch would hang down unaesthetically on the middle run.

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 11:54 PM

I took the box to my woodworkers meeting last night and got ideas on how to install the pouch and they are pretty much just as Alan stated but… they all after looking at the box said to leave it as it is and forget about adding the pouch it was beautiful and functional as it is, so.. I won’t change a thing. Thanks for all the helpful comments.

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