I've been wanting to make myself a couple of fabric storage boxes for a while now. While looking around for a pattern or tutorial that suited my needs, I found this one
that I really liked by Pink Penguin
. I loved the shape and easy construction of the main sections. But, as many of you know, I don't quilt yet and too many small pieces still make me nervous. LOL
I also needed something a little larger. So, I altered the size and construction slightly, and I think it turned out just fine. :)
The finished size is about 13"L x 8"D x 10"H. A medium weight interfacing
was used on both the exterior and lining fabrics. Then fleece was sewn to the exterior fabrics following
the lines of the vines on the fabrics.
I made a removable
rigid foam core
insert to support the bottom. And a matching linen tag holder.
Now, since my friends have all become unwitting guinea pigs for my sewing projects, this storage basket went to someone with three children
. That's why the tag has "TOYS" on it. When I make my own, it will likely be used for magazines, the many unfinished sewing projects, or ribbons and trim.