Make super easy diy cube storage bins using this quick diy storage box tutorial. An easy way to get rid of clutter on your desk!
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After weeks of my obsession with all sorts of cute little fabric bins I realized they were all over the house. Time to take a break from my fabric stash, I said. And a break I took.
But there it was, the lovely messy pile of felt I have been neglecting for a while. If you are at least a bit like me (#sewingaddict), you know what happened next. Something like this:
Diy Storage Box
I could not, for the love of life, resist from making something new out of that rainbow colored pile of felt in my storage bin.
Now let's take a look at this storage cube: basically, you take a square piece of felt and sew four straight lines. And that's about it! You'll have tons of fun with this super easy project!
And you'll probably recognize the felt flowers. If you'd like to make these (easiest felt flowers you can possibly make!), here is my Rolled Felt Flowers Tutorial.
Back to our project - this is what you need to do to get your own diy felt storage box: draw 4 lines, sew 4 straight stitches, cut off 4 corners. Done. It doesn't get any easier, folks! So, here's the how-to.
How To Make A Diy Storage Box
All the steps are below. Also, feel free to check out this short slideshow I made for you:
1) Grab a piece of sturdy felt (I used a 2 mm thick stiffened felt piece) and draw a tic-tac-toe grid onto it.
2) That's drawing 4 lines, like this.
3) Fold diagonally, so you get a triangle.
4) Pin to fix.
This is the single thing you REALLY have to do right: match the marking lines to be EXACTLY on top of each other. Nothing a carefully placed pin couldn't solve.
5) You'll stitch 2 straight seams.
See, two straight stitches - and half of the sewing is done!
6) Now, open. Spread the two opposing lids, this is what you have now.
7) Pin again on the other two corners and stitch again: 2 straight lines.
8) What you have now is this. Cut off all the 4 corners that are sticking out, and you'll get this:
If you're tempted, repeat the process on all 4 remaining scraps: they would make really cute tiny felt boxes. Think jewelry cubes! 🙂
How To Decorate diy storage boxes
I hope you like your new diy storage box. Ayou can decorate it in a number of ways, I like adding adorable felt flowers. And if you want to add a bunch of felt flowers like these, you can use one of my first two felt flower tutorials. These are the easiest felt flowers you can possibly make:
I think this has been the fastest and easiest little sewing project I took on in months!
Just remember, the line on the top layer should lie DIRECTLY OVER the line on the bottom layer. Other than that, you can make the project in your sleep.
Want to make it even easier? Like 'make-in-my-sleep' easy? Use my free felt storage box pattern for you that will eliminate the need for measuring altogether. As a thank you to my subscribers for reading and putting up with all my whimsical ideas. 🙂 You'll print it out, trace on felt. Sew. Done. No measuring at all. No pinning required (unless you love pins). Super quick. Sounds OK? Give it a try!
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