Make a Light Box in a Jiffy
Have you always wished you had a light box, but don't want to spend the money or don't have the space to store one. Well, this tip is for you! There are so many tasks that a light box makes easy--tracing paper patterns, tracing appliqué designs, matching registration marks on patterns printed with pattern drafting software and much more. Once you use one, you'll be hooked.
All you need to make one is the glass from a large picture frame (the glass can be replaced in the picture when you're done), either a table that has a removable leaf or two tables that are the same height, a table lamp or other lamp, and an extension cord.
Remove the leaf from your table, but leave the two sides of the table open (or place two end tables about a foot apart). Take the glass out of the frame and straddle it across the open halves of the table. Remove the lamp's shade, and place the lamp on the floor underneath the glass using the extension cord (if needed), and turn it on. Voila! Your new light box is finished and ready for use.
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2009 in sewing, tips & tricks, tools & supplies, reader's closet, notions