Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial

Hi! Alicia here again from Sew What Alicia. Today I am excited to be sharing this cute fabric storage bin tutorial with you. I have tons of cube shelves that were in desperate need of some cute bins to hold my fabrics and notions and all my craft room goodies. I knew I had to make some quilted fabric bins to really add some fun color to my craft room. Let’s get started with these HeatnBond Fusible Fleece fabric storage bins.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial

Supplies:

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Wonder Fabric Fat Quarters from Windham Fabrics

Aurifil Thread

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Instructions:

This box can be made several different ways. You could use one long strip of fabric and then add the bottom. You could do a different square for each side and then add the bottom. Or you could do HST’s as I have done and then add the bottom.

I used a quilt as you go method, you can see the tutorial here. You could also just piece together four HST’s and then stitch in the ditch to attach them to the fleece and the backing.

Here are the measurements to cut (these are the same regardless.)

4 Squares (1 of each print) 8 7/8″

1 Strip 4″ x 32 1/2″

2 Squares 8 1/2″

1 Backing Piece 33″ x 9″

1 Fusible Fleece Piece 32″ x 8″

1 Binding Strip Coordinating Fabric

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Use the four squares to create 4 HST’s. Then quilt as you go or piece together your HST’s and you are ready to move to the next steps.

Square your piece. It should now measure 8.5″ x 32.5″.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Fold the rectangle in half wrong sides out. Sew the to raw edges together. Square this edge (we will bind it later.)

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Quilt the two bottom pieces together, you can use another piece of fleece in between the two squares.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Pin the right side of the pieced strip to the square (pin on what will be the outside or the bottom of the square.)

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Sew this seam in place. Continue around the edges using the y-seam technique. If you need a refresher you can see my y-seam tutorial HERE. Now your box will look like this:

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Now it is time to add some binding to close up those raw edges. To create your own…┬átake a long strip that is 1 1/2″ wide. Press the strip in half. Then place it raw edge out towards the raw edge of the square. Then fold it over and sew it in place (see my binding tips and tricks HERE.)

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

You will also bind the raw edge on the side seam. Then turn the piece out. Take the last strip that measures 4″ x 32 1/2″ and sew the two short edges together. Press the seam open. Then press this in half so you have a band that is 2″ wide.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Pin the raw edge of the band to the raw edge of the top of the square on the inside.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Sew the band in place all the way around the top edge. Then fold it over and press to set the fold.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

You can add handles or labels as you choose. But I chose to keep them as is without any embellishments.

Fusible Fleece Fabric Storage Bins

Do you have any questions? Share them with me in the comments below.

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