Since we came back a week ago I have been trying to get the house in order and working again. I haven't yet caught up on all the emails received in that time, the non urgent anyway.
I have done a bit of sewing but not as much as I had hoped. I always take projects with me, more than I can do, just in case. I wonder if you do the same.
Here is a little pencil box I made before leaving. I use it on my coffee table whith a glass top, hoping it will look a bit tidier.
I decided on the size I wanted, drew it, added the seam allowances all the way around and made this shape. Use 2 pieces of fabric right sides together, and sew nearly all the way with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving one short side opened.
Now do the same with the bottom of the box, sew the fourth side closed , and finish with the opened side where you might have to hand sew to close your structure.