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Fabric Bin
Use it to organize your fabric scraps, misplaced threads, or even use it as your current project bag, where you can have all your necessities for your current project in one place.

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  • Step 1

    MATERIALS:
    •(1) 16” x 20” rectangle of Go-Go London Lustrous (Carnaby St. collection)
    •(1) 16” x 20” rectangle of Raspberry Rose (Pure Elements collection)
    •(1) 16” x 3” rectangle of Raspberry Rose (Pure Elements collection)
    •(1) 16” x 20” rectangle of Hard Interfacing

    CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Cut (6) 3½” x 23 strips of Nocturnal (Pure Elements collection)
    2. Cut (6) 3½” x 23 strips of Empire yellow (Pure Elements collection)
    3. 1/4 yard of Girl about Town lime (Carnaby St collection)
    4. 1/4 yard of Girl about Town Rose (Carnaby St collection)
    5. 1/4 yard of Psychedelia Gold (Carnaby St collection)
    6. 1/4 yard of Psychedelia Peridot (Carnaby St collection)
    7. 1/2 yard of double stick fusible.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make two rectangles of 6 strips each (3 strips of Nocturnal, and 3 strips of Empire Yellow). Sew lengthwise with a 1/4" seam allowance alternating colors. You now have 2 rectangles each measuring 18" x 23". One is your lining and the other one is the frontal piece of the bin.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab the pieces of Girl About Town Lime, Girl About Town Rose, Psychedelia Gold, Psychedelia Peridot (from my Carnaby St. Collection), and the double stick fusible. Place the fabric on one of the sides of the fusible and iron it at a low temperature. This will stabilize the fabric so that you can cut each flower carefully. Cut through both; fabric and fusible.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 4
    Step 4

    Layer the lining and the frontal piece of the box face-to-face and pin them on top of the interfacing (the lining should be on top of the interfacing).

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the layers together and sew along the edges with a ¼” seam allowance. It is very important that you leave an opening of about 4" at the bottom, or enough space to turn the piece inside out.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim the excess material and turn it inside out. Shape the corners with a small pointed tool.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press heavily, remember to close the opening that you left by hand-sewing it with an invisible stitch.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now it's time to close our box. Fold the rectangle in half by matching each corner (the front of the box should be facing itself). Stitch along each side with a ½” seam allowance and then mark the bottom fold with a pin (this is the base of the bin).

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the base and align the side seam with the pin to form a triangle. Stitch across 3” in from the tip and repeat the same step in the other side.

  • How to sew a fabric basket. Stash Away Fabric Bin With Flower Applique - Step 10
    Step 10

    The last step is to turn the piece right side out and fold the top edge over. And that's it! See how simple it is! You can make sets of these to give to your friends or various sets of your own and place them in any room that just needs a little touch of style to organization.

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