Fabric Bins for Storage

Fabric bins for storage are brilliant.  They can be customized- shape and size.  They can fold flat when not in use and don’t take up much space.

They are flexible and can be squished in a little bit on the shelf– if it doesn’t fit you can make them work!

organize your sewing room and creative space. 30 days of ideas and inspiration www.patchworkposse.com fabric bins for storage

What can you make your fabric bins with?  

Feed sacks (think cat food bags, m&m bags, chicken feed bags) – these are great because they are wipable.  They are a little stiffer as well and depending on how you like your fabric bins- you might not need to use a stabilizer.

Quilt Blocks- dig around and find 4 quilt blocks that are the same size.  Add some fabric for the bottom and lining and you are ready to go!

Panels or other fun prints- panels are great for these projects.  They are cute, sometimes have a border already and each side of the bin would be a different design.

Ideas for  Fabric Bins for Storage~

  • thread & bobbins- keep them all in one place!  It’s not the most organized option for thread and there might be strands of thread everywhere, but it does work.
  • notions – rulers, rotary cutters, hem tape makers… you name it.  You can keep them from falling to the back of the shelf or drawer.  Put them together by topic so they are all in one place.
  • fabric-  whether it’s folded fabric or scrap pieces, these are great for storing your fabric.  You can make the size of the fabric bin accommodate the folded size so they sit in there snug as a bug.
  • treats- this is the best one right?!  We are snackers.  We love treats.  Toss in your pile and you are good to go!
  • project kits- if you put your projects into little kits, these are a great option for storing them.  You’ll have all the supplies needed in one spot.  No more searching for pieces of the project!

Make your own Fabric Bin:

Fabric bin tutorial using your orphan quilt blocks | patchworkposse.com

Use orphan quilt blocks for this option.

chicken feed bag tutorial

Chicken feed or other feed bag tutorial

This is part of the 30 days of Sewing Room Organizing.  Go here for more how to’s, tips and ideas for organizing your sewing room.


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  1. Elaine

    4 January

    My sewing room needs lots of organization! !

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