Note - this is a pre-order. We aim to ship all boxes from mid-November, but can also hold them back for you.
A fantastic present packed with ethical crafting goodies worth up to a whopping £68, and sumptuously tied in a bow.
From novice to advanced crafters, these beautifully wrapped Mystery Sewing Boxes are packed with materials for multiple sewing projects - all with a mindful, sustainable twist - that will get creative juices flowing.
This box is dedicated to working with "social" and "local" materials. One of our key tenets at Offset Warehouse, is to provide fabrics and trims that are of benefit to people and planet, and this box is here to enhance the magic of supporting local, regenerative solutions. What we have curated here is a sewing goodie box that will help you contemplate what high social impact and low environmental impact making can look like.
From the fabric to the trims to the packaging - how can you have a socially and environmentally positive impact on people and planet when you sew?
We want to retain a little mystery with this box, to enhance the magic when you (or your recipient) opens it up, however here is a taster of what is included...
What's inside the Mystery Sewing Box?
One metre of ethically-sourced recycled cotton fabric, 140-150cm wide
One metre of handcrafted, hand-dyed cotton fabric, 95cm wide
One 275m reel of organic cotton sewing thread
One bobbin of locally plant-dyed ribbon
One packet of byproduct buttons
A sweet Fairtrade treat to keep you warm and your energy up and while crafting
Wrapped up in an organic cotton ribbon that can be re-used
Is each box different?
Each box will come with the same items, though there will be differences in the bobbin of ribbon you receive, and slight differences in the fabric due to the handcrafted/recycled nature. If you are purchasing a box for the same recipient, why not consider our Zero Waste Sewing Box or Block Printing Sewing Box?
What will the box look like?
The contents of the box described above (but not shown for that surprise!), will be beautifully wrapped in recycled acid-free tissue paper, tied with undyed organic cotton ribbon (to be re-purposed) and placed in a part-recycled corrugated cardboard box. The box will then be secured with a sticker or tape and sent directly to the recipient without any additional wrapping.
Please note, the final images show our Mystery Sewing Boxes from 2020; they contain similar products but contents will be different (see above). Please also note, we no longer use envelopes and gold stickers in order to keep the bundles as minimal and recyclable as possible, so the images are from previous years.
We pre-make our boxes, which means there is a limited quantity.
Although not essential, we recommend that Mystery Sewing Boxes go to homes with sewing machines, or access to one, as these will be required to make the patterns.
Vegan & vegetarian: the treat is a non-vegan hot chocolate - if you would like this to be left out, please leave a note in the comments box at checkout, however we do not have an alternative option to replace it with. (We are waiting on confirmation of a more local inclusion that would be vegan-friendly!)