National Organization Week: Fabric Boxes
New year, new you! Stay organized in 2020 with lots of options for keeping your sewing room organized and clean. Choose from our large selection of sewing baskets, cases, bags and organizers to keep your room in order. Create your own fabric baskets to match your space and dedicate them to holding different things! This is a quick project that is also great for using up leftover fabrics.
You will need the following for the main fabric, lining and interfacing:
(1m of main fabric, lining and interfacing if making 1 of each size)
Cut 1 square from main fabric: 10″ x 10″
Cut 1 square from lining fabric 10″ x 10″
Cut 2 squares from fusing or batting 10″ x 10″
Cut 1 square from main fabric: 14″ x 14″
Cut 1 square from lining fabric 14″ x 14″
Cut 2 squares from fusing or batting 14″ x 14″
Cut 1 square from main fabric: 18″ x 18″
Cut 1 square from lining fabric 18″ x 18″
Cut 2 squares from fusing or batting 18″ x 18″
Option 1: Interfacing
Option 1: Iron on your interfacing to the wrong sides of the main fabric and lining fabric. Place your main fabric and lining fabric right sides together and stitch around the square leaving a 4″ opening to turn right side out.
Option 2: Quilting with batting
Option 2: Place your batting on the wrong sides of your lining and main fabric and baste in place. Place your main fabric and lining fabric right sides together and stitch around the square leaving a 4″ opening to turn right side out. Using a quilting template, draw a design on your square and stitch it.
Completing your box
Fold the square in half with the lining sides together and mark 2″ down from the fold and 2″ up from the fold. Draw a line to connect both marks, stitch and repeat on other folded corners.
(Mark 3” for Medium and 4” for Large)
Open up the box and fold in the other direction. Again mark lines and sew across.
Option 1: Outside pockets
Fold the points down and hand stitch into place.
Option 2: No pockets
Turn so the main fabric is on the inside. Fold the corner flaps in and hand stitch flat to the box. Turn right side out and topstitch the top edge of the box.