Sewing Box by Upcycling a Valet Box or Jewelry Box

Sewing Box by Upcycling a Valet Box or Jewelry Box

Now- I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right…I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT…when I found this valet box or jewelry box at the thrift store, I knew right away it would perfectly upcycled into a sewing box.

Mens valet box or mens jewelry box to be upcycled into DIY sewing kit or sewing box by Sadie Seasongoods

Besides, who couldn’t use a little more storage for their sewing supplies and sewing notions? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Upcycling a Valet Box into a Sewing Box

Sew…I mean, So…this little valet box didn’t need much to repurpose it into a sewing kit box or sewing box. But, first things first, I needed to clean out some of the dust and dirt from the velveteen interior.

Since I was already going to be using some painters tape for the exterior, I used some tape like a lint brush and dabbed out the grime.

Upcycling mens valet box or mens jewelry box into sewing kit box or sewing box with paint

It worked like a charm! After I had cleaned out the velvet interior of the valet box, I taped along the edge between the wood and the upholstered top.

Why? So that I could paint it a pretty periwinkle blue.

Taping off upholstered top of mens jewelry box or mens valet box to be painted and repurposed

Once the painted had dried and I removed the tape, I did a little modification to the interior of the jewelry box. With my antique pliers, I removed the foam ring holders.

Removing ring holders inside mens valet box to be upcycled into sewing kit box or sewing box

Why’d I do that? So that my valet box could hold more sewing supplies – bobbins, to be more precise. I mean, I’m upcycling it into a little sewing kit, after all..

Storing sewing notions or sewing supplies inside mens valet box turned sewing box

Across the aisle from the bobbins, I used the earring section to hold my long embroidery needles. How perfect is that?

Using mens valet or mens valet box to hold sewing supplies and sewing notions

And then I just filled the rest of my sewing box with various sewing supplies- thimbles, measuring tape, cute little folding scissors, fabric pencils, etc.

Upcycled mens jewelry box or mens valet into sewing kit box or sewing box to hold sewing supplies

But let’s not forget the most important part- the very reason I purchased this box in the first place! The built-in pin cushion – something you don’t typically find in a standard issue sewing box kit, eh?

Upholstered top of mens valet box or mens jewelry box used as pin cushion to hold sewing pins

Isn’t that divine?

Sewing Box or Small Sewing Kit by Upcycling a Jewelry Box

And when it comes to sewing supplies, this jewelry box can really hold a LOT…definitely more than my (very cute but space-limited) teapot sewing kit.

How to upcycle a mens valet or mens jewelry box into sewing box that holds sewing supplies

And while it doesn’t hide the straight pins from Cottonball, I can tuck this into a drawer or on a closet shelf just the same. Just a wonderful little sewing box – all by upcycling a jewelry box from the thrift store!

Repurposing a mens jewelry box or mens valet box from thrift store into DIY sewing kit box or sewing box

I think the periwinkle paint is a big improvement- it really makes it pop! And now I have a little more storage for my sewing bits!

Transforming a mens valet box into sewing box with built in pin cushion to hold sewing supplies

If you also enjoy sewing projects from upcycled fabric then you’ll love these bandana pumpkins which are perfect for Fall and Autumn!

Bandana pumpkin or fabric pumpkin for primitive Halloween decor or primitive country decor for Halloween

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. This is a fantastic project! Very inspiring!

  2. OH, snap!! What a marvelous idea!!

  3. I just viewed your teapot pincushion, too. Brilliant. What a great way to have sewing supplies handy in the kitchen (or anywhere). I just love your blog.
    Ginene

  4. How cute and creative way for this transformation.

  5. This is an awesome gift idea for your favorite seamstress!! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  6. What a great idea! Pinning this to try someday—just need to find a cute box like this. 🙂

  7. The ultimate organizer and thanks for the tip on using painters tape for cleaning.

  8. Love this idea and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm. Featuring it on Vintage Charm tomorrow.

  9. Oh this is so fun! What a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. JaneEllen Jones says

    You are so clever, what an incredible redo, would love that for my needles. It looks so cute and is so handy, smart girl. Will keep my eye out for one of those to redo.
    Have wonderful weekend

  11. That’s cute Sadie. I believe that’s my old jewelry box…I used to have one just like it! It’s a great update for sewing notions.

  12. Another darling project, Sarah! You have such a great eye for re-purposing things. Pinned and Sharing! Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party!

  13. What a fabulous repurpose! You have the most clever repurposes and sure do get the creative juices flowing!

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your cleverness over at Waste Not Wednesday! 🙂

  14. This is my kinda jewelry box! lol Not much for jewelry but I do have two mini sewing boxes to hold all the thread. Very cute idea!

  15. What a fabulous way to upcycle a old jewelry box! It has the perfect spot for holding your needles too. LOVE!

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