Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Set of drawers hacked into a sewing box

Materials: Fabric, Ikea drawers, staple gun, saw, screws, glue gun

Description: First I disassembled the drawers. Then I used hardboard to fill in the box to the correct config.
Covered with batting and fabric to upholster. Appliquéd a design for the lid. Finished with tape and voila!

~ Lady Jojo Monsoon, Santa Clarita

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7 Responses to Set of drawers hacked into a sewing box

  1. Zoe says:

    How did you deal with the dovetail joints once you removed the top? Did you fill them or just use the fabric covering to make it look flush?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry but i can not see any different exapt of the nice fabric. Do you change the use of it at all? Dont be angry about that, but this is much work but same produkt for me.

  3. Alexis Marlons says:

    This is one lovely idea. I’ll surely try making this one myself.

  4. Robn says:

    Very clever idea


  5. Anonymous says:

    ouah !! muust have been time-consuming but the result is amazing !
    Jerry, Belgium

  6. Anonymous says:

    Omg I LOVE this. If I ever have a house with a sewing room this will be going in it!

  7. Jerry says:

    My Grandmother would have loved something like this, especially with the fabrics you used. Kudos!

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