today. Made from the dreamy new collection by Teagan White, Fort Firefly, these
nesting bins are equally cute & functional! I don’t know about y’all, but
I’m always on the lookout for a cute way to bring a little more organization to
my crafty chaos. These would also make an adorable baby shower gift – I can
just see them filled with tiny baby socks or as a diaper caddy on a changing
table. So many uses!! I was able to make this 3 bin set in just a little over
an hour. This is a great project for beginners – If you can sew a straight
line, you can make these!!
will lay out both options and you can decide which works best for you. Pay attention to direction when you
make your template and cut your fabric. The small portion of the template is
the bin bottom, so orient your fabric accordingly. Use 1/2in seams unless
otherwise stated. Outer, lining, and Pellon® pieces are cut & sewn the same
way. Whichever version you choose, cut your Pellon® to match your lining
piece(s). I found it really fast to cut & sew all bins at the same time,
assembly line style. I chose to make mine with the “non continuous” method
because the fabric I’m using has a distinct direction.
Small: 5x6in base
fabric is directional)
fabric is directional)
you’re using a type that is not 45 wide)
template for your 3 bins. Using the measurements provided, choose your method
& sketch out your pattern pieces. (I used poster board to make mine!)
If your fabric has a non directional print, I recommend using this method. You
will use the measurements given for “continuous”
to create your template. When cutting, place your template on the fold &
You will need to pay close attention to template placement on the fabric to
make sure that half your bin is not upside down. For this, you are NOT cutting
on the fold, you are cutting two separate pieces.
I cut my lining upside down – I decided to do this so that when I flipped the
edge over in the final step, the fabric would be right side up. (Read that a
couple times, it makes sense I promise!)
pieces. Quick note here – I know
that typically you’d attach the Pellon® lining to the outer piece. However, I
found that by attaching it to the inner pieces, you create a very stable inside
that holds the outer piece tight as well.
two pieces. (The short side)
right sides together, sew up each side. Press your side seams open.
the piece still inside out, you will press the two corners together and match
up the bottom and side seam. Stitch along this edge.(If you are working with a
continuous piece, you will match up the bottom center with the side seam.)
Repeat with the remaining side.
side out & your outer piece inside out. You will slip the outer piece over
the lining, matching up your two side
seams. They should now be right sides together.
top. Make sure to secure your start & stop stitches so they don’t pull out
when you turn everything right side out.
opening. Your liner should fit snugly down inside the outer piece. Make sure to
push all corners out and match them up between the layers. At this point, I
like to press the top seam. Make sure to fold under the fabric at your turning
bin, 1/4in from the edge.
I pressed this seam to give it a crisp edge.
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