Adding Elastic Velvet / Felt To The Lid Of A Jewelry Box?

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12-13-2014 07:02 PM

I’ve seen jewelry boxes with elastic felt strapped into the under side of the lids of jewelry boxes but with my search I’ve not found any source on how it’s done, Does anyone have any information, links, video or possibly a blog on how this is done?


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#1 posted 12-13-2014 07:19 PM

I doubt that it’s felt. More likely it’s velvet. Most likely it’s velvet over card stock for the flat parts, and an elastic cord fed through a hemmed seam at the top. The three edges could be folded under the flat piece before gluing it in. Elastic cord attached at the sides.

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 08:54 PM

I see it the same way as Roger. That elastic in going through a hem that was sewn on the top edge of velvet material and then fastened to the back piece and put in as a unit. I think the back piece may be a piece of stiff plywood or card stock that was then glued into the lid.

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 09:37 PM

Great topic. Something I’d like to learn about as well. I suppose an alternative to sewing a hem (if unable find thread an exact color match or don’t want a visible stitch) would be to use a fabric adhesive…..

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 04:04 AM

that box looks like one of yours already- I can see why you’re interested in it. What about sewing the hemmed seam at the top, then feeding a piece of elastic through it- using a safety pin at one end for ridgity. That’s the method I use when my string pulls through the hole of a hooded sweatshirt in the wash.

Then just attach the pouch to the lid and elastic to the sides. remember to buy at least 150% more of the width so you have enough material to give it the “Scrunch” effect.

just a question- is there elastic on the top and bottom of that? it kinda looks like there may be, and that would make it very easy to do… just sew two seams and attach the elastic to the sides of the lid.

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#5 posted 12-17-2014 12:48 AM

Ok thanks for the replies

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#6 posted 12-17-2014 01:29 PM

Very interesting. That does give a box an extra bit of wow. I don’t know how it’s done either.

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