* fabric bin

Posted on September 22nd, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Craft Room, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I got these fabric bins at Target in the 99 cent section. The original fabric was this awful nylon-y stuff with giant sports appliques. I disassembled one to reverse engineer the (rather ingenious) pattern and recovered it with this much cooler fabric. My craft room has been going in a tomato red + turquoise color scheme, so it even matches. The hardest part of the whole thing was sewing it onto the wooden frame, which required disassembling most of the foot area of my sewing machine to make a big enough space to slide the frame through, then reassembling it all and sewing around the wooden bits. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The other two should go much faster.


15 Responses to “fabric bin”

  1. planetjune Says:

    That’s amazing – great job! It looks fantastic.

  2. Joyful Abode Says:

    That is absolutely fantastic. I love it!!!

  3. Shannon Says:

    Very cute… great fabric! :)

  4. Shannon Says:

    Very cute! You did a great job.

  5. Carla Says:

    Great idea! I love taking things apart and making a pattern. The fabric you used is perfect!I just found your blog, and I love all of your fun ideas!

  6. Stephanie Says:

    What a great idea! I wish I would have seen those at my target! Cute!

  7. Day Says:

    What a clever idea! Gonna get out to Target now to try hunt one of those down…

  8. Lisa Says:

    Great idea, I’m going to try this myself!

  9. Megan Says:

    Wow I love that idea! I never have enough places to store fabric.

  10. mikamika Says:

    Thank you for the great idea!
    I made my fabric bin today.

  11. Jess Says:

    Wow, that’s so cute! I love it. Great idea.

  12. Catherine Says:

    Fantastic idea! I plan on making one.

  13. sonia Says:

    maybe you’ve finished the other 2 by now..but you could try to disassemble the wood bits where the fabric goes around. so, you make the bag first and then put the wood bits in it and screw it back together (you would only need to undo one of the sides.
    I love that fabric!!

  14. Heather Says:

    Humm, hard to tell from the photo but couldn’t u use velcro strips to attach the fabric back to itself after wrapping around the wood rods on top, thus eliminating the need for cumbersome sewing on the frame? Great idea, I’ll keep my eye out for these!


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