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DIY Fabric Storage Bins

Keep your home organized with these DIY storage bins made out of your fabric scraps.

Updated June 12, 2018
DIY Fabric Storage Bins
DIY Fabric Storage Bins
This image courtesy of www2.fiskars.com

When you're living in a tight space or you have a lot of things, you can't just leave all of your belongings on the floor without any type of organization. If you do, then it'll be difficult to find it among all of your other things. To help you be a little more organized, these DIY Fabric Storage Bins are a great way to keep all of your things in one box! Using scraps of fabric, you can create these lovely storage bins without having to spend much money. And the best part is that you can customize it to fit your home's aesthetics!

MaterialsFabric

Primary TechniqueSewing

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Cutting mat (18 inches x 24 inches)
  • Acrylic ruler (3.5 inches x 18.5 inches)
  • Fiskars Comfort Grip Rotary Trimmer (45mm)

Instructions:

  1. Using rotary trimmer, cutting mat and acrylic ruler, cut 10 pieces of fabric to 7 inches x 7 inches. You can tweak these measurements to fit the size you’d like to make – just remember that your fabric should be 1 inch wider around on all sides than your interfacing. You can use one fabric for all of your squares, do different prints on the inside and outside of the cubes, or mix it up and do each side a different pattern.

  2. If you’d like, you can substitute a quilted block for one (or more!) of your panels – just make sure that the finished design is the same size as your other sides. I backed my pieced panel with flannel and quilted it.

  3. Cut stiff interfacing to 6 inches x 6 inches.

  4. Choose the four squares you’d like to use for the inside walls of the cube. Stitch each square together, right sides in, with a 0.5-inch seam allowance. Once you’ve stitched all four together, stitch the two end blocks together. Press the seams open.

  5. Repeat with your outer squares.

  6. Affix the stiff interfacing between the 2 remaining squares.

  7. Pin the inner sides to the bottom and stitch together using a 0.5-inch seam allowance. Press the seams open.

  8. Slide your tube of outer squares inside of the inner squares, right sides together. Your fabric print should be facing up. Pin in place, then sew together with a 0.5-inch seam allowance. Press the seams open.

  9. Flip your fabric around so that the right side is facing the outside. Press the top seams down to begin to form the cube.

  10.  Insert a piece of interfacing into each side of the cube and iron in place.

  11. You should have 0.5-inch seams on the bottom of your outer fabric and on the sides of the base of the cube. Press these seams inward and then hand stitch them closed using a hidden stitch.

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I need something long to put some of my sewing supplies in as my sewing machine is in my living room and I keep all my sewing and craft supplies there and it looks a mess. I was going to build one with wood but I like this idea alot better. I want to make a llong one that is not wide and I can control the size I want. You can even use a fabric from another project. Great idea. Since it is going to be long what can I use instead of interfacing?

I love these bins, but they can be expensive! This tutorial is really budget-friendly!

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