DIY Collapsible Storage and Organizing Bin Made From a Drop Cloth

I’m always looking for ways to organize and do it inexpensively.  This collapsible storage bin is perfect for just that purpose.  You can make them from cute fabrics but I wanted to make a bunch of them on the cheap and opted for using a drop cloth.  A large 4 foot x 5 foot drop cloth cost me less than $10.00 and it’s large enough to make several storage bins with fabric leftover. DIY collapsible fabric storage bin and organizer made from inexpensive dropcloth fabric - get the full tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Fabric Bin Tutorial

Supplies for each storage bin:

1 yard of fabric if NOT using a drop cloth

1 1/2 yards fusible Pellon®  Décor Bond 809 – this link is for 10 yards so you would have more than enough to make an entire set of bins.DIY Fabric Storage Bin template
Now for the template – the above is the basics with the measurements for three different sized bins.
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I used pizza box lids to make mine – I used a t-square (ruler) to get everything symmetric and even and then cut out the cardboard.
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Cut fabric…..
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 and fusible web using your template(s).  Be sure to place the bottom of your template on a fold of fabric so that you have one piece for the lining and one piece for the outer fabric.
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 Iron the fusible web to your lining piece (since you are using the same fabric -drop cloth- and there is no right or wrong side you really don’t need to be too careful with this step).
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 Sew together your sides – 4 seams total, and press the seams open.
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 No form the bin bottom.  With the pieces inside out use pins to hold the bottom in place matching up the corners and stitch.  Do this for your lining and your outer piece.
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 Turn your lining piece right side out (this is the piece with the webbing fused to it).
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 Slip the outer piece over the lining matching up all of the side seams – the right sides will be facing each other.
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 Now stitch around the top leaving an opening to turn everything right side out.
DIY collapsible storage bin made from fabric, a dropcloth in this case! So inexpensive and easy to make with basic sewing skills - from cupcakesandcrinoline.com
 Turn right side out, push all corners out, fold under the the fabric in the section that was not stitched, press and stitch a small edge around the top – approximately 1/4 inch from the finished edge.  Turn down a cuff and press!
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Collapsible fabric storage basket made with a dropcloth. Perfect for storing so many items and it's collapsible! Get the tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.comYou can also use them to organize bills and paperwork ~ or plants!DIY farmhouse style fabric storage bin adn organizer - tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.com Holding napkins for a buffet.  You can also use them to organize your drawers and they can hold socks, dish towels, makeup supplies, underwear, scarves, jewelry, – the uses are limitless!DIY fabric organizer - perfect for storing yarn and knitting projects - get the full tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.comUse them to hold yarn for knitting projects or sewing supplies. DIY Collapsible Fabric Storage Bin - Perfect for Organizing Knitting Projects - tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.comIf you would like to make these in different fabrics my inspiration came from Birch Fabrics.

I’m linking this up to The Shabby Creek Cottage where there are LOTS of ideas for crafting and decorating with drop cloths.
hugs, mb new logo March 2016
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