Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial

Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial
Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial
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Finding storage that's both decorative and functional can be a hassle, especially for items that are awkward shapes, like baby diapers or TV remotes. Search no longer for fashionable baskets that fit your unique storage needs with this Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial! Use these trendy DIY fabric storage bins for anything from baby blankets to bathroom toiletries. You can even mix and match prints to match any room in the house! Lightweight, flexible, and able to be sewn in different shapes and sizes, these bins are a simple solution to any organization ordeal.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Assorted cotton prints (one for outer fabric, one for lining fabric)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • 8'' Fabric shears
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat (24'' x 36'')


  1. With the rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat, cut your fabric into the appropriate sizes. For the larger bin, cut two pieces of contrasting print 30” x 15”. One print will be the outer fabric and one print will be the lining fabric. For the smaller bin, cut two pieces of fabric measuring 24” x 12”.

  2. Sew the short ends of the outer fabric together with right sides facing each other. Repeat for the lining fabric.

  3. For the larger bin, cut a 3” square from the two bottom corners of the sewing fabric, using the 8'' fabric shears. Repeat for the lining fabric. For the smaller bin, cut a 2 1/2” square from the bottom corner.

  4. Open up the fabric and sew the holes closed, matching the side seam with the seam along the bottom.

  5. Turn the lining fabric inside out and turn the outer fabric right sides out. Place the outer fabric inside the lining, so that the right side of the lining is facing the right side of the outer fabric. Pin the two fabrics together around the top edge. Leave a 5” hole in one edge and sew the two fabric pieces together.

  6. Turn the fabrics to the right side through the hole in the seam.

  7. Fill out the corners. Pin the hole closed and top stitch around the entire perimeter of the bins to finish.

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Fabric bins come in handy so matter where they are placed. Perfect for holding onto folded face towels in the bathroom, or for corralling sewing notions, even on the nightstand to hold odds and ends. Make one and instantly see how easy they are to put together. Great scrap fabric project.


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