The assembly of the Home Sweet Home workbox by Carolyn Pearce is coming on, now. Here’s how I made the lining for the box. First, to be sure of the lining actually fitting inside the box, I taped together the mount board pieces with masking tape, and checked that the shape would easily slide in and out of the main body of the box (allowing room for when the mount board would be covered in fabric, too).
The box lining has risers fixed at the base of each panel, for the inner tray to sit on. These riser pieces have to be an eighth of an inch in from each edge than the panel they sit on, so that when the panels are in their final position, the risers sit neatly touching each other. So, I made a dry run of that process, too, to make sure everything fitted together, and then labelled each piece.
Once I’d laced the lining fabric over each piece of mount board, I positioned the relevant riser on each panel (lining up the stripes, too – a bit of a nightmare!) .
Holding the two pieces tightly, I Ladder stitched around the sides and the bottom edge (but not the upper edge – that is left unstitched).
Once the risers had been attached to all four panels, I Ladder stitched the wall linings together, from the outside.
Then I measured the size for the base lining panel, covered the mount board with fabric, and attached it in the same way that I had done with the base of the outer box (using my plastic container to support the box shape on while I stitched, again). None of these pieces were padded with felt first.
Next up is making the lining pieces for the roof.