Craft Club Box Review

April 2, 2016
I recently wrote a post about Craft Club Box and their subscription box service. If you haven’t read it, why not pop over and take a look!
Put simply, Craft Club Box offers customers the chance to buy a subscription and receive a new box by post every month. Each box comes with a sewing kit which includes instructions, as well as extra craft products to grow your collection. You even get an eMagazine via email to help support you.

I’m super excited that I was sent the April box to review. The box is small enough to fit through a letter box, but it’s packed full of crafty goodness!


Inside I found:


Art gallery fabric for patchwork x 3 roughly 5×14”
Lining fabric roughly 8×14”
8” Light blue zip
Mint Green Flat Faux Suede Cord roughly 28”
Vilene quiltex iron on wadding roughly 7×14” 
The Bundle Contains:

Wool blend felt in mint 5×5”
Wool blend felt in rose 5×5”
Wool blend felt in beige 5×5”
Cotton lawn in floral mint fat quarter
Mint shank buttons x3
Edged crochet trim in light blue or pink or white
Metal dog hook
Embroidery thread in mint 
Embroidery thread in coral

The craft activity for this box was to make a triangle pouch. Everything I needed to make the triangle pouch is included, as well as an instruction leaflet. The supporting e-magazine was really helpful too. As well as handy pictures to help me complete the craft activity there’s also ideas for similar projects and tips on how to use the remaining stash of bits and bobs that aren’t needed for the triangle pouch.

I really like with the craft club box you don’t just get all the materials you need to make the one project, but you also get some extras too so you can start to build your supply.

All of the materials included are superb quality, colourful and I couldn’t wait to get started!

The instructions were pretty simple to follow and the pictures included were very helpful too.

The first thing I need to do was measure and cut the three fabrics into the right size.

Once I’d cut the fabric, I sewed them together.

After sewing the three strips of fabric together, I ironed them and ironed on the wadding on before cutting the fabric in half to create two squares which were then rotated and sewn together as shown in the photo below.

Now, I did get a bit carried away enjoying myself so I did forget to take more pictures, but I can assure you it really was easy to make! I simply sewed the zip on, along with the backing fabric, tidied up the edges and sewed as per the instructions. The only amendment I made was to make the hook, the suede cord, a bit shorter.

Overall, I’m really pleased with the end result! Although, it could be tidier, I think it was a learning curve and a pretty good accomplishment for me considering this is the first time I’ve made anything like this!

This triangle pouch will be the perfect place to store our twin girls hair clips or my tape measure and other crafty bits. My four year old twin girls love the triangle pouch so much, that they’ve asked me to make them one each too!

Extras


Inside Craft Club Box were some extra pieces to start building up your stash. I used the blue lace to add some extra detail to a dress that I made one of my daughters.

I think it adds a really nice touch to the dress! 
I used two of the three green buttons to add some detail to a pair of shorts that I made my other daughter, but also used the remaining green cord to create a loop on either side of the shorts so that they stayed up on her! When she grows bigger the cord can simply be removed from around the button and the shorts will grow with her.

I used the green flower material to make two pockets on the shorts.

Overall, I have to say that I absolutely love Craft Club Box! Available for just £13.00 a month, I think they’re fantastic value for money! You get so much for that, not just in terms of the materials provided, but also the accompanying e-magazine.

For the purpose of this review I was sent one Craft Club Box. All views and opinions are 100% my own.

9 Comments

  • New Mummy Blog

    April 2, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Oh I so need this subscription!! Well done, you've done loads with it (and on top of it with the dress and shorts). I'd love it if you'd link up to my #craftnight linky on my blog? It's live til Friday

  • kerry norris

    April 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I saw the dress you made and it's so gorgeous. This box looks ideal for crafty people. Love the fact it can fit through a letterbox x

  • Jazmin Williams

    April 2, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    This looks awesome! I'll have to let my gran know because she loves crafts.

  • Sian – The Mama Story

    April 3, 2016 at 8:38 am

    What a lovely idea and the perfect excuse to carve out some craft time! I love the pouch.

  • Briony

    April 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love a good subscription box and this one looks right up my street. That dress you made is so pretty too. #CraftNight

  • Something Crunchy Mummy

    April 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Loving your craftiness lovely!! This box looks great. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  • mummydaddy mia

    April 5, 2016 at 10:34 am

    This looks great and you did a great job! I'm not crafty at all but we currently get a craftbox for Mia each month and I'm always tempted to do it all myself! I might just have to try this out! 🙂

    #TriedTested

  • Jenny – Monkey and Mouse

    April 5, 2016 at 11:21 am

    This is fab! I love crafting and a craft subscription box sounds like a great idea. The pouch is sweet and love all your embellishments! 🙂 x #triedandtested

  • Kate Fever

    April 6, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I wish I was crafty, but I just cannot do this sort of thing lol! Love the dress you made, it's so pretty! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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