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Assembling a plastic canvas box, part 1

One of my first projects after starting back with plastic canvas was a coaster set in a box. Assembling the box gave me such a headache! After a few sets,I finally found a great method. Some of you might already have figured this out or have an even better way, but I figured I would share just in case. This is my first tutorial, so I hope this works well!

To begin, I have all my individual pieces already sewn, just waiting to be joined.

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Line up a side with the main piece. Leave a bit of a tail, which will be stitched over. Whip stitch all the way down the side, joining the two pieces.

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Repeat the process for the remaining sides.

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Whenever your yarn starts to run out, leave a bit of tail and begin the new yarn just as you did in the beginning, this time stitching over both tails.

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Here is the box with all the sides attached. In my next tutorial, I will finish the bottom of the box by joining the corners and the edging.

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Happy stitching!

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