Scissor Crypt Tutorial Wrap Up

It’s still Saturday where I’m at. 😉

Iron your finishing fabric.  Really it will make a difference, take the 5 minutes to set up the ironing board. You won’t regret it.

Lay all your pieces out on your fabric. Fabric should be wrong side up and your padded pieces padding side down. Please pay attention to any prints on your fabric, it is important that you lay your pieces down on them in the direction that you wish any pattern on the fabric to be oriented. And it is important that both your pieces are laying the same way on the fabric. In this photo you see that I do have two pieces laying horizontally instead of vertically. This is ok because firstly my fabric doesn’t have a directional print and secondly, it is a pair laying horizontally – they did end up being placed in the same box, what matters is that each set is a matched set.  (Why are two horizontal? Because it was the most effective use of the fabric – less scrap.)

Rough cut around each piece. About 1/2-1″ border.

In the bow is a small puddle of Aileen’s Tacky Glue and a paint brush. To the side there you see a crumpled up paper towel. This is very important! That towel is damp, I use it very very often while gluing. I’m forever wiping glue from my fingers. And you too will get glue on your fingers. Your finished product depends on your neatness (on the front only!) and it will not look neat if you get glue on the top side, so wipe those fingers every time you feel glue on them!

I have painted a line of glue (about 1/4″ wide) on the paper side of the padded piece. Add more as needed.

All stuck down. It doesn’t matter which edge you start with, but work that edge’s opposite next and so forth and so on. Trim away fabric if there’s too much and it’s in your way. Use more glue to stick down those bits of fabric that are folded on the back.

When you do this step on the FOAM padded piece: do as above, but when it comes time to pull the fabric over to the back and stick it in the glue; you must press down firmly on the piece to compress the foam as much as possible. You will push down, pull fabric, stick in glue. Move to opposite edge, push – pull – stick. The Tacky Glue will hold it! If it isn’t, add more glue. But I had absolutely no trouble, the Aileen’s Tacky Glue held my fabric firmly and very quickly. And it is forgiving, if you don’t like how that edge is stuck – pull it up, add more glue and re-do.

Test fitting the quilt batting padded piece. It fits fine of course – this is more evidence of my paranoia. Notice trimmings of excess fabric over on the left.

I have the top and bottom padded pieces ready to install. I squeeze some Tacky Glue into the cavities. I try to keep it away from the edges, any excess from the middle will squeeze out towards the edges and glue them.

When you put the fabric covered padded pieces in – do not put them in at an angle. Try your best to press them in flat, the entire back of the piece coming into the glue cavity at once. This will avoid accidentally getting glue onto the front of your padded piece. There is no need to wait for your pieces to dry before installing them into the coffin. When each piece is in place press into the cavity firmly and let dry. There is no need to weight them down. I do leave them open to help them dry faster and so that both sides are glue side down.

And there you have it, a padded scissor crypt.

I was very happy to notice in the comments section that people were remarking they could use these directions to pad the inside of anything. And yes, you can! In fact, a plain square or rectangle box will be even easier as a first attempt. But reading this tutorial you see that if you can make a pattern – you can finish it. I also have another idea for making the pattern. I’m hoping to try it out soon, if it works I’ll add it in to this tutorial as part 4.

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4 Responses to Scissor Crypt Tutorial Wrap Up

  1. Grace says:

    By far, this hasbeen one of the best “how to” I have ever seen. Thank you so very much for making it sensible and easy to follow…you are a gem.

  2. Daffycat says:

    This is really very cool. I must get some boxes and experiment. Thank you so much for this tutorial, Missy!

  3. Katrina says:

    Very cool, Missy! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  4. Melissa C. says:

    Heh. I like the ironing action shot.

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