Matryoshka Nested Box

Size: Large 11cm (bottom diameter) 11cm (h)
Medium 9cm (bottom diameter) 9cm (h)
Small 7cm (bottom diameter) 7cm (h)

These boxes feature a new lovely Matryoshka design from the PUSH PIN* × KOKKA, a fabric created as a collaboration with the original general merchandise manufacturer, PUSH PIN*. Taking the idea from large to small nested Matryoshka dolls, these nesting boxes are perfect for organizing small things.

Design & Work:Kanae Nakayama

Fabric shown for this sample:
  (Outer Fabric) HG2308-1 (A)

□ Fabric (Outer fabric): 90cm×40cm
(Large Lining fabric): 60cm x 20cm
(Medium Lining fabric): 50cm x 20cm
(Small Lining fabric}): 40cm x 10cm
(Large Piping fabric): 50cm x 10cm
(Medium Piping fabric): 40cm x 10cm
(Small Piping fabric): 30cm x 10cm
(Large Piping fabric): 50cm x 10cm
□ Fusible Quilt Batting: 60cm x 30cm


We interviewed Kanae about her creation:

Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has such beautiful bright colors that I wanted to make something exciting that would cheer you up.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?

Matryoshka is a doll that is nested inside another doll, and I took this “nesting” idea to create these boxes with a Matryoshka design fabric.

KF: What are some tips for making these boxes?
You can use a sewing machine to apply piping, but I chose to do it by hand, as it prevents mistakes and you can finish it cleanly. It is fun to hand stitch while listening to a music or enjoying a chat.

KF: How should we use these boxes in everyday situations?
When not in use, you can keep them compact.

It also looks cute simply displaying it like this.


KF: Thank you very much, Kanae! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!


Cut the fabric. Place the design you want to feature in the center.

Adhere fusible interfacing on the back of the panel and bottom outer fabrics.

With the front sides facing each other, fold the panel fabric and make a loop and sew with 1cm seam. (Press the seam open.) With the front sides facing each other, match the bottom match mark (red line) and panel stitch lines.

With 1cm seam, sew the sides, one side at a time.
After you sew one side, cut a slit for 5-7mm on the panel fabric.
When you are ready to sew the next side, drop the needle at the end of the last stitch line and start sewing. (back stitches required)
Turn the fabric 90 degrees and sew. When you sew all four sides, a bag is created. (Make the lining bag using the same process.)

Place the lining bag in the outer bag with the front sides facing outside.
Align the stitch lines of the outer and lining bags (Leave the seam open).
Align at the top opening and apply machine stitches at 5mm from the top.

Place the top end of the piping fabric aligned at the opening. (with the front sides facing each other)
Fold one of the ends for 1cm outward at the start when applying the fabric.

Sew all the way around at 1cm from the top.
Overlap the end when it reaches the starting point (where it’s folded) and sew together.

Pull up the piping fabric and close up the ends using the ladder stitch.

Double fold the piping fabric and wrap around the top opening. Sew all the way around using blind stitches. Align the shape using an iron to finish.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)