Above: The results of my first Craft Club Box
Sewing is my big craft focus this year. So when Courtney of Craft Club Box offered me a trial of her craft box subscription, I couldn’t resist. Each box has a surprise pack of beautiful materials, instructions for a project, and a complementary eMagazine with hundreds of curated projects for inspiration.
Neatly packed, April’s kit is a wonderful bundle of spring colours and useful materials, including the main star of the show: the triangle zipper pouch kit with step-by-step instructions. I really enjoyed this project, but more on that below!
For a total of £10 per box and £3 p&p, I think the box is a bargain. As well as kit materials and instructions, there’s a few bits to add to your craft stash for other projects. April’s box contains:
And every month, Courtney sends subscribers a helpful emag. As well as including a peek of the box contents, the Craft Club Box emag includes a wealth of more crafting inspiration and helpful tips for the month’s sewing kit.
All the materials were well cut, and carefully selected for their design. These patterns and colours all work fantastically together.
When I first opened the box, I have to admit the kit itself (the triangle pouch!) kept me on my toes. Before this kit, I had never ever sewn a zip before. Eek!
As per Courtney’s instructions, I started the pouch with the easy bit: the patchwork. Measuring is 90% of the work when it comes to rectangular bits of fabric. With my trusty crochet pincushion, this was a good confidence builder before (dramatic pause) The Zip.
After sewing the patchwork, the wadding was top-stitched. Another easy bit I wasn’t fussed about. But then….
The zip! After reading my Singer’s instructions on how to change the presser foot (another thing “to learn” ticked off my list) and following Courtney’s step-by-step instructions, the zipper wasn’t tricky at all. Maybe it’s just beginner’s luck. Although I didn’t get it perfect (you might notice my top-stitch isn’t quite even) I’m so pleased with the result. Zipper fear is a thing of the past!
In fact, zippers are going to be another thing to add to my stash. Now that I can sew a zip without fear of complete failure, there are so many things I can make. ALL the zippers in ALL the sizes and colours, please.
The final seam was the moment of truth. Would the zipper line up? Was the handle length I picked good enough?
Voila! Cue me satisfied. The triangle pouch is complete, and there’s still plenty of bits left over for the stash (including some fabric scraps). £13 including P&P for a wealth of inspiration, a kit with instructions, a pleasant afternoon of sewing, learning a few new skills, and having bits left over for my stash – oh yes, it’s a bargain all right.
Thank you Courtney for sharing this kit. If you would like to get in on the fun crafty action, you can subscribe at the Craft Club Box website. Courtney offers a NO RISK trial – if you aren’t happy with your first box, you can get a full refund!
Have you tried a subscription box? What did you think? I love getting a surprise in the post. Another subscription I love is Happy Paper Club from the green gables. I’m a sucker for stationery!
Lots of crafty love,
Disclosure: I was sent April’s kit for free in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own.