Fabric Storage Bins

Versatile Fabric Storage Bins

Faced with a large stock of hand painted fabrics, I needed a stash-busting project.  I liked the idea of simple fabric storage bins.  I created a simple pattern for my own use, but there are plenty of examples (and free patterns) on pinterest.  To create a box-shaped bin, I used a method similar to this tutorial: http://haberdasheryfun.com/fabric/diy-reversible-fabric-storage-bin.  My resulting bins measure 7.5″ tall and are 7″ wide by 4 inches deep.

For each bin, I cut the lining out of the painted fabric and I used an ivory colored cotton for the outside.  Since the cotton I used for the outside of the bag is very soft, I attached a medium weight interfacing so that the bags stand up on their own.  Before stitching the outside layer to the lining, I inserted a ribbon loop into one side.

Fabric storage bin, 7.5" tall by 7" wide by 4" deep. Lined in hand-painted fabric.

Fabric storage bin, 7.5″ tall by 7″ wide by 4″ deep. Lined in hand-painted fabric.

I now have a colorful collection of fabric bins that can be used to for everything from storing supplies, organizing a bathroom and even as a fruit basket!  I like to use them with the top edge folded down to show off the colorful lining.

Fabric bin used for art supply storage

Fabric bin used for art supply storage

Linen napkin storage

Linen napkin storage

Fabric bin yarn storage

Fabric bin yarn storage

Fabric bin storing bathroom items

Fabric bin storing bathroom items

Fabric bin fruit bowl

Fabric bin fruit bowl

Fabric bin storing hand made gift wrap items

Fabric bin storing hand made gift wrap items

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