I am addicted to making storage bins. How about you?
My friend Carla asked me to make extra large fabric bins to store her son’s toys. The caveat – she wanted the fabric to be fun and modern, as she planned on leaving the bins around the house.
We found the fabric on Premier Prints. I love their entire denim collection. The fabric I used is called ” Brave Italian Denim Slub Canvas”. They have an entire range of fabric that has the look of denim, but is actually canvas.
- Canvas fabric for the outside -2 yards
- Canvas fabric for the lining – 2 yards
- Pellon Décor-Bond 809 – 4 yards
- Sewing machine and related supplies
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat, quilting rotary cutting ruler
- Iron and ironing board
Fun fact – I made 3 extra large bins and 1 mini bin from 2 yards of fabric. And there was enough fabric left over to make a pouch or 2!
To make 1 Extra Large Bin:
- Exterior Fabric – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 43″ L x 22″ W
- Lining Fabric – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 43″ L x 22″ W
- Interfacing – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 43″ L x 22″ W
To make 1 Mini Bin:
- Exterior Fabric – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 21″ L x 11″ W
- Lining Fabric – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 21″ L x 11″ W
- Interfacing – Cut 2 rectangles measuring 21″ L x 11″ W
A few things to consider:
- Fabric – 2 yards is enough for 3 extra large bins and 1 small bin. Note that you need to also buy lining and interfacing.
- Interfacing – Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of all fabrics.
- Sewing the bottom / Boxed Corners – The boxed corners will be slightly different than the original tutorial. For the Extra Large Bin measure inwards from the point 5″ and for the mini bin measure inwards from the point 2.5″.
- Be careful with prints, especially directional patterns. This will not work with prints that lay all in one direction. The print will be correct on one side and upside down on the back.
- If you can’t purchase the fabric on Premier Prints, look for it by “name” on Fabric.com
- Tutorial Steps – Refer to the full tutorial HERE and HERE for step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Approximate Finished Dimensions:
Mini Bin // 6″ H x 5 1/2″ W x 5″ L
Large Bin // 13″ H x 10 1/2″ W x 10″ L
Choosing this denim slub canvas fabric to make the bins was a success!! The bins are modern, yet with a beachy feel and ideal for storing things around the house. My friend Carla lives in Santa Monica, California, so we nailed it!
And.. don’t you agree that full fabric bins are perfect for dumping and turning into hats!?