Free Project: Fabric Storage Boxes

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Enjoy this free project from Sandra Clemons' Scrap Patchwork!

These fabric boxes are great! They can be used for storing stash or scrap fabric. The color of each box represents the colors of the scraps inside. I used Mochi Dot Linen by Moda, because it comes in many colors.

Fabric storage box: 9½˝ × 12½˝ × 9½˝

TIP: Mix-and-match fat quarters are fun to use for this project!

Fabric Requirements

Exterior interfacing: ½ yard stiff fusible interfacing, such as fast2fuse Heavy (by C&T Publishing) or Pellon 71F Peltex

Interior fabric: ½ yard

Exterior fabric: ½ yard

Cutting Instructions

FABRIC AND INTERFACING:

For exterior interfacing, cut 2 pieces 18˝ × 20˝.

For interior fabric, cut 2 pieces 18˝ × 20˝. 

For exterior fabric, cut 2 pieces 18˝ × 20˝.

BOX CONSTRUCTION

Use ½˝ seam allowances.

1. Press the interfacing to the wrong side of the exterior fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

2. For each of the exterior pieces and each of the interior fabric pieces, cut a 4½˝ square notch from both bottom corners. FIG. A

Figure A

3. For the front and back exteriors, stitch the sides and bottom together, right sides facing. Do the same for the interior. Do not sew the notches or the top of the box.

4. Press the seams open.

5. For both the exterior and interior, square the bottom of the box by aligning the side seam with the bottom seam. Stitch across. Repeat this step for all 4 corners. FIG. B & C

Figure B

Figure C

6. Insert the box’s exterior inside the box’s interior with right sides together.

7. Stitch around the top edge of the box, leaving an opening of about 4˝.

8. Turn the box right side out through the opening. Push the interior into the box.

9. Fold back the seam allowance of the opening. Pin it in place.

10. Topstitch around the top edge of the box.

11. Fold over the top of the box if you like. FIG. D

Figure D

Store your fabric scraps in stylish containers, then use them to make the pretty, colorful quilts in Scrap Patchwork!

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