Only problem was that it obviously involved sewing 2 fabrics right sides together, leaving an opening, turning them, etc, etc. I do not enjoy that process.
The idea stayed in my head, though, and a short while ago it occurred to me that I could make a similar box out of Kraft-Tex without the problem of having right and wrong sides to the material! So I got out the Marsala color Kraft-Tex the folks at C&T sent me a while ago to give it a try.
I started with cutting a 10.5″ equilateral triangle because that’s the ruler I had!
There was an embedded central triangle marked on the ruler, so I just put a little dot at each of the points of that to determine where my fold lines would be (see above).
and sewed about half way up each side using the blanket stitch on my machine. It was necessary to squish the box a little to get this done, but it was easy to get it right back into shape. The buttonhole stitch worked just fine, somewhat wider than the default setting.
I considered sewing on the decorative buttons, but decided to use glue instead. The type that is made for attaching “jewels” to fabric worked well and dried clear.
If you want to try this, it’s very easy. If you don’t have an equilateral triangle ruler, borrow one from a friend or make a template from cardboard (mark dots at the center of each side). And please send me a picture if you make one!