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.
Center each piece of fusible interfacing to the back of the side pieces of the outer fabric and iron on.
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.
I miss-measured when purchasing my liner fabric and didn’t have enough for the base so I subbed in some remnant muslin I had in my stash. Worked like a charm!
Fold over the top of the outer fabric 1/2″ and iron down.
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 where you want to add the grommets and cut the appropriate holes. Follow directions on the box for adding the grommets. For best results be sure to hammer them down on a hard flat surface.
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?
Tuesday 15th of January 2019
Those bins came out super cute. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Saturday 12th of January 2019
This is amazing and looks so good. Thanks for sharing.
Thursday 10th of January 2019
Great project and budget friendly too. Happy New Year, Kippi
Thursday 3rd of January 2019
These are so cute and creative. Beautifully done. #OMHGW
Angie ~ ambient wares
Sunday 3rd of September 2017
Well these turned out amazing! Love everything storage and I'd think they were store bought, for sure. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinned