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Fabric Gift Boxes

on Mar 28, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 3 comments

Fabric Gift Baskets | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

I have quilty best friends coming over this weekend, and I thought I might need to make each of them a little fabric gift basket. (That isn’t crazy, right?!)

After searching ye ole pinterest, I found this great tutorial by Birch Fabrics. The tutorial offers multiple sizes and is very easy to follow. I chose the size that would best fit on a Fat Quarter (18″ x 22″ piece of fabric). I made the two bins in an afternoon, so really, there’s plenty of time if you are thinking Fabric Bins for Easter.

Fabric Gift Baskets | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge


The construction was a little different than what I usually do. Like in the Insulated Grocery Tote, I generally make a big rectangle and create triangles at the lower edge of the shape to create a boxed corner.

ReannaLily Designs | Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial | by Jen EsrkidgePicture from?Insulated Grocery Tote

The fabric bin tutorial eliminates this step by providing “notched” out rectangles in the pattern.

Fabric Gift Baskets | ReannaLily Designs | Jen EskridgeThought the bins turned out alright, they were crazy hard to turn right-side out because I used Peltex?, instead of the recommended D?cor-Bond 809?interfacing. Lesson learned.

Fabric Gift Baskets | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

On the upside, my bins are really really stiff from the Peltex and seem to be quite sturdy.

Fabric Gift Baskets | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

Now, I need to fill these little guys up with goodies!


  1. Boxes came out great. Need to try.


    March 28, 2015

  2. These are terrific! Must give them a try as I’m constantly looking for storage, but I also want my sewing room to look nice. Thank you for the tutorial.


    March 28, 2015

  3. I made the same mistake with interfacing on another very similar project and my stitching looked terrible after I turned it. 🙁 I kept it for myself 🙂


    March 30, 2015


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