Green circular hatbox (a) and lid (b) made from pasteboard painted green. The lid can be fixed to the bottom with two lengths of white cotton twill tape attached to the base. There is white topstitching along the rim and the top edge of the lid. Metal brads are used to hold the sides of the base and the lid, and the bottom of the base to the sides.
Hat box without lid (a) made from a pasteboard bottom printed in cream and gold stripes, and clear plastic sides. The container was used by Mae Reeves to hold the following items:
(b): Published paper sewing pattern by Kandel Knits for a mini cape, pattern number 653.
(c): Pair of metal scissors with black painted handles.
(d): Metal tracing wheel with a marbled cream plastic handle. Made by Dritz.
(e): Ziploc bag containing a black and white plaid ribbon bow and nine (9) cards wrapped with various finishing tapes and trims.
(f): Ziploc bag containing seven (7) cards wrapped in black lace, one (1) length of loose black lace, one (1) length of rolled white fabric trim, and one (1) cream lace collar.
(g): Ziploc bag containing six (6) cards of buttons and seventeen (17) loose buttons, all of various colors and sizes.
(h): Ziploc bag containing three (3) papers of straight pins, one (1) paper of sewing needles, one (1) case of Singer machine sewing needles, one (1) bag of white sequins, one (1) bag of teal sequins, and two (2) loose gold sequins.
(i): Seven (7) fake flowers loose in the hat box, including six (6) peach roses and one (1) white carnation on a plastic stem with a pinback attached to it.