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Great way to use your fabrics - make NO-SEW fabric boxes

What are you making out of your stash of beautiful fabrics? I know, there are lots of projects you can make sewing them. But how about trying using them in a different way? Gluing instead of sewing? 

It may seem weird at first...gluing fabric? Oh yes YES! Gluing fabric is lots of fun and you can take a break from your sewing machine and create amazing handmade gifts using Cartonnage Technique. 

Cartonnage is a traditional method of box making that was originated in France long, long ago. And since then, it has spread a lot all around the World, because more than creating fantastic boxes, it's relaxing and lots of fun. Not talking about the wonderful gifts that one can start giving to family and friends!

With this method is also great to personalize the projects, that are mostly boxes, but can also be journal covers, sewing kits, wallets, and many many more ideas.

Are you curious to learn more about it? I do hope so! Our Community of fabric cartonnage lovers are growing a lot in the last years and you won't want to miss all of this fun! 

I'm Claudia Squio, cartonnage designer and teacher from ColorWay Arts. I always say that I have two big passions in my life. One is designing and making those boxes, and the other one is sharing this amazing method with lots and lots of fabric lovers! 

I would say that finding unique fabrics to make my boxes is also another passion I have. Do you recognize some of the fabrics in the picture above? We have Tim Holtz, Laurel Burch, William Morris and Tula Pink. You can find those fabrics and many more unique fabrics from different designers in our website clicking here.

Now, if you want to learn more about Cartonnage, we are about to have our next annual FREE online workshop. This year it's called Cartonnage Club Open House (because it's a course I'm creating for our Club, but it's open to everyone for a limited time). So, join us from March 14-17, 2023 and you will see how fun it is making those boxes! You may just watch and feel if that's for you, or you may put your hands on glue and start having fun with us! 



It's a FREE event, but registration is required, as it's all inside my online school, in a very organized course. After registering you will be able to have access to the course until March 27, 2023. After that it will be only available for members of the Club.


For this year we will be making the "Box on a Box" you see above and the "Multi function boxes" as you see below. Great idea, wonderful handmade gifts!



And what is the Cartonnage Club?  Well, it's a fantastic community of cartonnage lovers with lots of benefits, exclusive projects, products, discounts, etc... but we will talk more about details of the club later, now, let's focus in the Workshop that is the best opportunity for you to learn this technique for free.

I hope to see you in the Workshop and invite your friends to have fun gluing with you!

See you in March!

Click here for more information and join the FREE workshop

Happy gluing,


3 Responses


March 08, 2023

I got hooked the first free online class I took. I’ve not had the time to make many boxes as I have made only three so far. My last one being a open top box that I covered with Halloween print fabric. I love it so much I keep it on my kitchen island with bite size candy bars in it. I’m so glad to have found Claudia on YouTube.

Nancy Engle

February 24, 2023

My sister started me on cartonage. It’s fun but I don’t do it often enough to be a pro like her

cindy lytle

March 23, 2023

Hi, i think I would like to watch this but don’t understand how long the real class is. Can I record it and watch later….. have husband who will set that up. I’m 75 years old and not so tech savy. Thanks. cindy

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