Google ReannaLily Designs Sewing and Pattern Company Google+

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!

    3 Comments

  1. Boxes came out great. Need to try.

    Patricia

    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.

    Betty

    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 🙂

    Susan

    March 30, 2015

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. CraftCrave | DigiFree | CraftCrave - […] Fabric Gift Boxes – 1 freebie(s)? […]

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  Receive ReannaLily Designs Blog in your email so you won't miss any updates. Sign up here:
Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner
468 ad
Google+