As promised, here is one of my storage bins. This is great for small toys like trucks, cars and balls. But it would also be great in your kitchen or bathroom. Once you sew this little guy, size up the pattern and you can make storage bins for almost anything in your home.
The finished size is 5″ x 5 1/2″. You can roll the top edge down.. So make sure to use bright and colorful fabric.
This is super easy to make – 2 rectangles of fabric, some sewing, a little pressing and you’re done!
- Fabric – 2 colors either coordinating or contrasting. Fat quarters work great
- Fusible interfacing – Pellon SF 101 Shape-Flex
- Creative grids quilting ruler
- Clover quilt marking pen. Have you tried this pen? Try it, you will love it
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
Let’s start sewing:
Step – 1
- Cut 2 pieces measuring 17″ x10″. This includes your seam allowance. I used cotton duck fabric for the lining and a cotton fabric for the outside. I fused the cotton fabric to give it more structure and have the ability to stand up on its own
- Fold rectangles in half
- Pin along each side and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance
- Press. Press seams while flat. Open and press again
Step – 2
- Jiggle around so that your side seams are laying flat and facing upwards. You should have a point. Finger press to lay the seam flat. Using your ruler – measure 2″ up from the point. You also want a 45 degree angle along the side. Be as precise/finicky here as you can. These measurements help to make the bottom SQUARE
- Mark a line with your pen
- Pin. Repeat for the other 3 corners. Place into sewing machine and sew along the chalk line
Step – 3
- Turn the top edge under 1/4″ and press. Do this for both
- The outside fabric should now be right side facing out and the lining fabric should be right side facing in. Place the lining fabric into the outside fabric
- Adjust and jiggle around so the corners sit together. Press the corners
- The top edges should still be turned inwards, pin along top edge. Place into your sewing machine and edgstitch. Use a fun color, even a decorative stitch. I chose to use a contrasting color – Blue!!
- Press your top edge seam
That’s it – your storage bin is complete.