A couple of months ago I shared some new storage we added to the living room by utilizing the shelf on our Sauder multi-cart, but didn’t tell you how I made the storage which is what I want to share with you today! I’ve got the “how to” for those giant fabric bins because, and I am SO excited to be able to say this, I MADE them! Woohoo!
And even better, they hold all of the loose Legos (read not the ones in kits) my boys have. It’s the perfect Lego storage!
I knew I was going to have to custom make storage bins for this cart because the space is so large. And big totes can be pricey! Not only was I able to get the fit I needed but the color and style I was going for as well. Such a win-win!
Supplies (to make 2 14″x16″ bins):
2-2.5 yards (depending on width) of outer fabric
2.5 yards of liner fabric
3.5 yards heavy weight fusible interfacing
Rope decorative trim
Cut 8 15″x17″ pieces each of the outer fabric and liner fabric for the sides of the bins.
Also cut 8 14″x16″ pieces of interfacing.
Cut 2 17″x17″ pieces each of outer fabric and liner fabric for the base of the bins.
Note: Obviously these measurements can be adjusted to make any size bin you need. I am including a 1/2″ seam allowance so keep that in mind also.
Stitch side pieces of outer fabric to base piece of outer fabric. Then stitch all of the side pieces together. Turn bin right side out and set aside.
Repeat the process with the lining fabric, minus the interfacing step, and when finished, leave it wrong side out.
Repeat with the liner fabric.
Follow the directions on the Stitch Witchery to add it along the folded over edge of the liner fabric. Iron liner to outer bin then add a top stitch all the way around the top of the bin.
Measure how long you want the handles to be then add ~3″ and cut. Thread the rope through the grommets and tie the ends in knots.
We have approximately 30 lbs of loose Legos in these bins and, let me tell you, my boys LOVE dragging them out to play! And clean up is super easy. No one coming over to visit would even suspect what is in these bins!
I love something that can look stylish and be super functional, don’t you?