Fabric-Covered Box with Embroidered Rose


Embroider this Rose design on luxurious velvet. Cover the box, creating a special place to store your precious mementos, or give as a gift. The fabric measurements provided are for a box 8" x 10" x 5½". More yardage will be required for a larger sized box.

Materials Needed

  • Paper box with cover - at least 8" x 10"
  • ½ yard velvet
  • ½ yard fabric for lining
  • 1/3 yard polyester fleece or low-loft batting
  • 1 yard trim with ruffle, about 2½" wide
  • 1 yard 1½" wide ribbon
  • 1/3 yard ½" picot edge satin ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Temporary basting spray
  • Heavy weight cut-away stabilizer
  • Lightweight cut away stabilizer
  • Film topping/stabilizer (like Heat-N-Gone®)
  • Machine sewing thread to match fabrics

  • Thread
    Robison-Anton® rayon embroidery thread in the following colors:
  • #2205 - Dark Rust
  • #2231 - Toast
  • #2229 - Palmetto
  • #2457 - Green Dust
  • #2548 - Sun Shadow
  • #2237 - Carnation
  • #2375 - Dusty Rose
  • #2249 - Passion Rose
  • #2503 - Dessert Bloom
  • #2601 - Hedge


  1. Cut a length of each stabilizer, large enough to fit the machine's largest hoop.
  2. Spray baste the two stabilizer pieces together. Hoop both stabilizers together into largest hoop with the heavy weight stabilizer on the bottom.
  3. Cut a piece of velvet at least 6" wider and 6" longer that the size of the box lid.
  4. Spray baste the wrong side of the velvet and center wrong side of velvet piece over the hooped stabilizer. Don't hoop the velvet - - it will cause marks to appear on the velvet surface.
  5. Place a piece of the film topping/stabilizer over the velvet. Secure in place by pinning outside the hooped area.
  6. Embroider the Rose on the velvet, using the colors listed in this order:
    • Color 1 - #2205 Dark Rust
    • Color 2 - #2231 Toast
    • Color 3 - #2229 Palmetto
    • Color 4 - #2457 Green Dust
    • Color 5 - #2548 Sun Shadow
    • Color 6 - #2237 Carnation
    • Color 7 - #2375 Dusty Rose
    • Color 8 - #2249 Passion Rose
    • Color 9 - #2503 Dessert Bloom
    • Color 10 - #2601 Hedge
    • Color 11 - #2548 Sun Shadow
    • Color 12 - #2231 Toast
      NOTE: When doing embroidery on the Futura™ or Quantum® Futura™, 13 colors will be listed rather than 12. Stitch blocks 6 and 7 using the same color thread #2237- Carnation. Continue stitching the blocks in the remaining order of colors as listed.
  7. Remove embroidered design from hoop. Pull off topping and trim away excess stabilizer.
  8. Cut a piece of fleece the size of the top of the box lid. Glue fleece to the lid. Let dry.
  9. Spray basting spray onto the fleece. Center the wrong side of embroidered design piece onto box lid. Gently finger press the design in place. Bring the velvet over the lip on the box lid and glue in place. Let dry.
  10. Trim the velvet so it is even with the bottom edge of the box lid.
  11. Fold 1½" ribbon in half lengthwise. Glue the folded ribbon over the box lid edge, covering the raw edge of the velvet. Let dry.
  12. Glue the ruffle-edge trim on the box lid lip, turning under the raw edges. Let dry.
  13. Make a paper pattern that fits the inside box lid. Place lining fabric and a piece of light weight stabilizer, right sides together. Pin this paper pattern onto both pieces.

  14. Sew around the entire shape, stitching right next to the paper pattern. Remove the pattern and trim the fabric and stabilizer, leaving a ¼" seam allowance.

  15. Make a 3" slit in the stabilizer only. Pull the piece to the right side through the opening and press.
  16. Glue lid to the inside of the box lid having the lining side showing.
  17. Measure around the outside of the box. To this measurement add 1" for seam allowance and add 4" to the height. (For example, if your box measures 27½" around and 5" high, cut a piece of velvet 28½" x 9".)
  18. Right sides together and using a ½" seam, stitch the short ends of the velvet piece together, forming a "tube".
  19. Finger press seam open and turn to the right side.
  20. Slide the velvet "tube" onto the box, leaving 2" extending beyond top edge and 2" extending on bottom edge.

  21. Bring the top edge extension to inside of box and glue in place. Let dry.
  22. Wrap remaining fabric from the "tube" to the bottom of the box and glue in place. It may be necessary to ease some of the fabric in place, depending on the shape of the box. Let dry.
  23. Make a paper pattern for the bottom of the box, making it 1" smaller than the size of the actual box.
  24. Place the right side of a piece of velvet to a piece of light weight stabilizer. Pin the paper pattern onto both pieces.
  25. Stitch around the entire shape, stitching right next to the paper pattern. Remove pattern and trim fabric and stabilizer leaving a ¼" seam allowance.
  26. Make a 3" slit in the stabilizer only. Pull the piece to the right side through the opening, and then finger press.
  27. Center and glue to the bottom of the box. Let dry.
  28. Cut a piece of lining the height of the box plus 1" and the size around the box plus 1".
  29. Press down a ½" hem on one long side of the lining piece. Stitch the hem in place close to fold.
  30. Glue the lining to the inside of the box, having the hemmed edge about ¾" from the top edge of the box and overlapping short raw edges. Clip bottom edge of lining piece about every inch so it will lay flat when gluing in place. Let dry.
  31. Make a paper pattern for inside bottom of box. Place lining fabric and piece of lightweight stabilizer right sides together. Pin paper pattern onto both pieces.
  32. Repeat Steps 14 and 15.
  33. Glue bottom lining to box bottom. Let dry.
  34. Tie the picot edge ribbon into a bow. Glue the bow to the side of the box. Let dry. Trim the ribbon ends as desired.


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Compatible Machines

  • XL-6000 QUANTUM®
  • CE-100 | FUTURA™
  • XL-150 | Quantum®
  • CE-200 | FUTURA™
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