The Razzle Dazzle Bins post last month, mentioned that I had an easier way to sew the corners without cutting them out ahead of time. It takes less time with this method since there is less fussing trying to match up the side and bottom. These are the steps I used to sew up the second set of fabric bins I made.
1. Cut out the appropriate sized outer fabric DO NOT CUT OUT THE NOTCHES ON EITHER SIDE. Fuse outer fabric with the interfacing. Sew up both sides.
Cut on the fold:
- Large size : Cut 16″ by 12″ of main fabric, lining, and pellon
- Medium size: Cut 14″ by 11.5″of main fabric, lining, and pellon
- Small size: Cut 12″ by 11″ of main fabric, lining, and pellon
Note: if the fabric is a directional fabric, don’t fold the fabric add 1/2 inch to the bottom of each piece to make a 1/2″ seam.
Step 2. Squish the side corner down to meet the bottom fold line, forming a 90 degree angle.
Step 3. Print and cut out the Fabric Bin Template. Using the appropriate template, line it up with the corner.
Step 4. Using a ruler lined up along the edge of the template, draw a line onto the fabric.
Step 5. Use at least two pins to hold the fabric layers together at the angle. Look at the second picture below to see how the fabric bin looks at this point. Gives a good view as to how the corner was squished down.
Step 6. Sew along the pencil mark on the fabric. Make sure to back stitch to lock both ends.
Step 7. Use a ruler to cut the fabric at least 1/4″ from the seam line.
And one more time, the Elephant-print Fabric Bins