A tutorial: Easy Fabric Box
I’ve been meaning to make something to hold puzzle pieces in our toy shelf. The baskets we have are rigid and the pieces don’t fit in it… so I wanted something “soft” that could accomodate any size & shape of toys as long as they fit in the cubby of the toy shelf.
And so I made this reversible fabric box. I’ve found many patterns/intructions for a sewn bottom basket/box – and wanted a simpler project (one I knew I wouldn’t possibly mess up while being helped by 2 kiddos on a rainy day!) and so I came up with this and thought i’d share.
This is very much a beginner’s project.
Fabric you’ll need:
20″x26″ of each Exterior Fabric, Lining Fabric & Canvas.
(this could easily be done with fat quarters (18×22)… I wanted to make one with that size as well, but I’m currently out of canvas!
. Cut your three fabrics to size (in example: 20″ by 26″)
[Since I didn’t have one piece of canvas large enough I made one the right size by sewing 2 pieces together. I think a large overlap would have been nice to have a sturdier finished project but I didn’t have enough canvas!]
. Press seam open
. Repeat for other side of box.
. Turn piece inside out.
. Press edge of box/basket. (you can also top stitch this if you’d like). I fold the top of mine down over the sides.
. Finish by hand sewing the gap in lining.
. Place toys inside box!