This week I needed a quick and easy project, so I tried out a crafty idea that I saw in Nai Nai’s kitchen. I’d like to share with you how I quickly made a few fabric bins to help wrangle the loosey goosey stuff that lives in the drawers at my house. I’m sure there are plenty of templates and tutorials out there, but I just wanted to dive in and do it my way. Mine are 7x2x2.
Some basic sewing gear, heavy weight fusible stabilizer, two 12×7 inch pieces of coordinating fabric.
Tip: Making multiples is efficient and easy. Stack multiple layers of fabric when cutting and chain stitch your corners.
Step 1: Cut a 12in X 7in rectangle in each fabric (2total) and one 12in X 7in interfacing.
Step 2: Apply the fusible to the wrong side of the outside fabric.
Step 3: Mark a 2.25in square at each corner. Stack your layers and cut out the corners.
Step 4: Sew each corner, right sides together, using a 1/4in seam allowance. Sew from the raw edges down all the way past the cut edge. See below. Do this for all eight corners.
Step 5: Nest the two pieces right sides together, pin if needed. Sew the top edge using 1/4in seam allowance and leaving a 2in opening along one of the longer edges. Turn right side out.
Step 6: Fold under raw edges of the 2in opening and pin as needed. Topstitch along the entire top edge closing the opening.
Optional Step 7: For some added shaping, pinch together each upper corner and topstich for about 1/2in from the upper edge. See below.