Thursday, September 04, 2008

storage cubes

Thanks for all the response on my checkbook covers. When I posted the instructions I felt pretty unsure of myself, so it was wonderful to read all your positive responses. One ironic thing...the day I post the tutorial I can't find my own check blanks. Ha! Typical.

Lynn asked about duplicate checks...I have duplicate checks myself and I ripped the vinyl flap off my plastic checkbook cover (from the bank) and I just tuck it in there, unattached. That's been working great for me.

Denitza, a fellow Wisconsin girl, is my winner! She wins the checkbook cover of her choice from the previous post. Thanks, all, for playing along.

For today's tutorial...

cut 5 squares each from 2 different fabrics, for a total of 10 6" squares
here I used denim and decorator fabric
you can use lightweight cotton but you would need to interface for best results

cut a 2" square of card stock
cut a 2.5" square of clear vinyl (I buy remnants at either JoAnn's or Walmart)

using your walking foot, sew around the vinyl on 3 sides to form a little pocket for your label
I like the leave the card stock in there as a guide to help me place my seam.

(do not sew through the paper)
layout 4 squares side by side...
and sew together with a 1/4" seam allowance
take the left side of the strip and the right side of the strip and sew those two together to make a square
take the 5th square and pin it to the bottom (make sure to check the orientation of your label pocket...you don't want it upside down.) sew in the bottom starting and stopping 1/4" from each corner. it's best to start and stop for all 4 seams, rather than to try to make one continuous seam.
set this one aside for now.

repeat these steps (minus the vinyl label) for the lining, BUT

sew three seams, then on the fourth seam leave an opening for turning and for inserting the cardboard
sew between each of the set of pins, leaving about a 4" gap
turn the denim box right side out

now you should have 2 boxes

place one box inside the other, making sure that right sides are together
pin around the top, sew the around the entire perimeter of the top using a 1/4" seam allowance.
turn right side out, and either finger press or use an iron to press the top seam
using a scant seam allowance, top stitch around the perimeter of the top of the box
now, cut out 5 pieces of cardboard (cereal boxes, pasta boxes, etc.) that measure 5 1/8" square.
isn't this a fun way to recycle? I rarely throw boxes away anymore.

insert each of the 5 pieces of cardboard through the gap used for turning
one for each side and one for the bottom

this takes some fiddling, I am warning you. but it's worth it.

it helps to kind of nestle each piece in between the seams
once you get the cardboard pieces situated, sew up the hole used for turning. (do this carefully, so your cardboard pieces don't collapse inside.)

label as desired
and you are done!
I also made these that nest inside each other
that have binding attached at the top
and I have made several different versions....

...enough to fit my 72" long desk.
These are a bit addictive. You've been warned. :)
Any questions, I'll try to answer them in the comments.
Enjoy!

175 comments:

The Jen said...

Super cute little boxes! ~jen~

C. said...

I love these!

pratima said...

Hi Amanda Jean, hope you had lots of fun on last of the summer days :o) And your tutorials are just awesome like always. The boxes are so perfect to store the scraps, which can get quite overwhelming. Love the idea of tag sleeve.

Sherry said...

WOW!! I love these boxes! I am a Stitcher's Angel & wanted to do something like this. . . now I have the perfect pattern. Your instructions are so clear that I'm sure these will be like potato chips (can't make just one).

Sherry

Anjuli Fry said...

Great instructions! Can't wait to try it!

Morgan said...

I love these! So cute!

Erin K said...

Oh my goodness! I love these. I want about a million of them.

I would like to feature these on The Inspirational Craft blog because I think everone needs to see them. If that would be ok with you (I'd use your pics, write about them and link back to you of course, giving you all credit) can you email me at serinone@yahoo.com

becca said...

love these-and I really love the binding added to the top! What a great gift idea, Are there any tricks to putting on the binding?
as always- thanks!!

becca

Anina said...

These are seriously cute! I'm going to have to make a couple to solve some of my storage needs.

Erin K said...

http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/

me again, that's the Inspirational blog so you know. :)

smalltownmom said...

Those are so cute! Especially the nesting boxes -- I love your choice of fabrics on them. I'm moving my "sewing" room and if I ever get it done I'll make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherri said...

Another great project! I think these ARE going to be addictive. Thanks again!

IamSusie said...

You ROCK, girlfriend! These boxes are fantastic! Thanks for the tute!

Leighd63 said...

OMG you are fantastic! I love these boxes. What a great way to use your favourite fabric.

Melanie said...

These are so fun!!! i can't wait to test them out. :-)

Andrea said...

oh my gosh, these are the cutest things ever!!!

Jessica said...

A couple of these boxes would be really helpful at school to keep my desk clean and organized. I've emailed myself the tutorial so I can print it out and make some (hopefully this weekend!!)

upstateLisa said...

You are so clever!!!!!!!

Marie' said...

Thank you!!!! I can think of so many places where I can use some cute boxes. Your pink nesting boxes make my hear sing. How cute!!!!

Jodie said...

Amandajean , these are so great - really truly fabulous. They woud be great for the kids shelves for all their bits and bobs !!! You have inspired me!

Mama Urchin said...

So when you do them with binding around the top you don't need to leave an opening for turning, right? You assemble them with the cardboard and then do the binding around the top?

Maya Madhavan said...

This is a very versatile and wonderful idea! Thanks!

belly said...

these are so great, amanda,
i love you, i love you !! :)

Amy Jo said...

These look remotely familiar!!! I love the nesting ones - always wanted to try those!! And you have SOOOOOO many. I love them all!

My name is Cheryl said...

Amanda Jean,
These little boxes are just too stinking cute. You have done it again with yet another very well done tutorial. I love the ones with the binding. Hmmm, will you show a variation for those, or just write out instructions? I am loving your homemade Christmas tutorials!

Tina said...

I think you've started something. You're going to start seeing these all over the blog world! Thanks for sharing.

Rebekah said...

This is a really cute idea! Since all of my friends are pregnant right now, this would be a great shower gift for organizing a new nursery with little bins for baby stuff.

Karyn said...

Oh my!!! I think this has quickly moved to the very top of my "to do" list, thanks!

Denise said...

Fabulous! You should have put the addictive "disclaimer" first so I would know what I was getting into. I can't wait to make some.

amandajean said...

becca,

mama urchin described the process in her comment precisely. let me know if you have any more questions.

amandajean

amandajean said...

mama urchin,

precisely.
couldn't have describe it better myself. :)

aj

amandajean said...
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Amy said...

all i have to say is...
CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE!

aSprinkling said...

So cute! But I have one question...are these not a little wobbly? It seems like they might be with the free-floating cardboard.

amandajean said...

asprinkling,

they have a little give in them, but they aren't as wobbly as you might think. the cardboard is nearly the size of each section of the cube, so they are pretty stable. I guess it depends what you are going to use them for, too.

aj

audreypawdrey said...

I am definitely going to need to try these. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sandy said...

Okay, maybe I am a little slow. I am assuming that you don't sew them together until you put the cardboard in, right? Did I not read that right?

Thanks! I can wait to try one!

Rae said...

I can't wait to try these. Your instructions are great. Love the bound ones. Very cute!

Victoria said...

Your so organized! (Wish i was)
Very sweet!

Jen said...

Totally cute AND functional!!! Awesome!!

Heather said...

Brilliant!

amandajean said...

sandy,

you sew the layers together and top stitch around the top. then insert the cardboard, put it in place and stitch up the hole in the bottom used for turning. hope that helps!

amandajean

Carishma said...

Another cute and useful tutorial - thanks so much for sharing!

CJ said...

These are VERY cute! I guess I don't 'get' where you put the cardboard in...thru the opening you use for turning?? So you have to fuss with it some then to get each piece in place?? I really like your set of 4 pink 'canisters'

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! You're going to be all ready for Christmas by Sept. 10th. These boxes are just adorable -- I especially like the ones that nest inside of each other!

sarah, rsm said...

How absolutely darling! If you are ever looking for persons to aid you in quality assurance by using some of your goodies, I'm here for you! 8-D

mikawendy said...

These are just great, especially the nesting ones!

Have you ever made lids for any of them? I suppose two boxes (one slightly bigger than the other) could be made into a box and a lid that fits over it....

Danetta said...

You just never stop amazing me. When do you sleep? These little boxes are so cute!! I've noticed that others save selvages too. Mind if I ask what the get used for?

Marilyn said...

Hi, Amandajean-
Thanks for a great tutorial! I love the look of these boxes--they really are a perfect gift.
Can't wait to try one...Marilyn:)

Diane said...

How helpful are YOU?! You really take great care in passing along wonderful ideas. Thank you. The nesting boxes are too cute.

the pesky bombolino said...

Wow, two fantastic tutorials in two days! You're spoiling us!

Candela said...

I love these! I think I'm going to try...

JillyRae said...

These are so sweet..thank-you!
I'm thinking these would be cute to make to hold elastics, bobbypins..etc for my daughter and I..Also one to have next to my sewing maching for threads and remnents...I was thinking it would be cute to make one the size of a square Kleenex box to set in...oh, wow..so many options!!

rachel griffith said...

how stinkin' cute!!!
:D

mycraftyways said...

What a great project !

Thank you so much for sharing it with us, I can't wait to give those pretty boxes a try !

Leslie said...

those are great, and i am sure i could come up with a hundred ways to use them. Thanks

Katie Jean said...

wow, thanks for another awesome tutorial! Those nesting ones are so cute!

Linda said...

Ooh! These are cute! Unfortunately mine would have to be locked up in a cabinet or closet because my cat would steal the contents of an open container. LOL

SheltonDHW said...

Flippin Brilliant!

amandajean said...

cj,

you are correct, you put each piece in the inside through the hole used for turning. then place each piece of cardboard in between each panel.

aj

amandajean said...

danetta,

I used selvages for the checkbook cover. I haven't used them for many things besides that, yet. but I think I will start slipping them into patchwork projects here and there.

aj

Marissa said...

Cute, I will have to make some. I love your tutorials.

kat | Taylor Made designs said...

you totally rock!
I am going to attempt one of these this weekend. Yout took the mystery out of making them! thanks!

Kacy said...

Maybe I'm just confusing myself...so are we just leaving an opening for turning at the TOP? (similar to when sewing handbags) Or only an opening on the BOTTOM? (that is used for turning AND stuffing cardboard in)?? Or both?
Sorry! Great project!

Cindra said...

What a great idea!!!

elliebelle said...

I love these! I need to make some! :)

Blakely said...

How cool! If my sewing list wasn't so long with thing that had to be finished I would add this to the top.

Teresa said...

Your boxes are great. We just moved into a new house & I'm setting up my sewing area & these are perfect!

denitza said...

What a great box! And I can find hundred uses around the house! Thanks for the great tutorial! And Thank you so very much for the check book cover! I still can't believe I won! Thanks again and have a great day!

Clair said...

I don't know if this was on your original list (the one that I initialled when I liked something) but it would have a mark. I love the one that you made me-I keep my CDs in it and the colors are fabulous. :)

Claudia said...

I loved this! My sewing and "to do" list is getting bigger and I'll blame you and your tutorials! :D

hiccupp said...

no. kidding. once again, something I'd wanted to do, but couldn't figure out how to get the cardboard in there.

You're solving all of my problems for me :)

Tine said...

Eeeeee! Loving these!!

Joy said...

Maybe I am just not getting it but how does one fit the cardboard pieces into a 1/4 inch hole? Other than that I love them!

mamaluke said...

These are stunning, what a fab way to use up remnants, thank you so much for sharing!

jennebeker said...

Look forward to giving these a try, just a soon as my 90-minute quilts stop taking a week and a half (you know, 10 minutes a day for 9 days). I'm impressed, and my DD (age 6) will be too if I can get some of these together for her princess room. Thanks!

Katherine said...

Uh-oh. Practical and pretty. What more could you want in a project?
Love'em! Yep, I can see that making these will definitely be addictive, Amandajean.

Thanks for the great tutorials and creative ideas.

Roxanne said...

Ooh, love these. These would make amazing gifts!! Definitely something new and different that I haven't done before. Thanks! (And I even have the striped fabric you used in the tutorial...must be Mill End? I've lost track!)

Karla said...

I love these!! What a great idea. I'm going to try some this weekend. Thank you for all your efforts in putting these tutorials together. I was thinking that making these little baskets in Christmas fabric and giving little gifts in them would be super cool.

Thanks again!

Atlanticsong said...

I love the recycled box idea for these. It certainly is a great way to pull a room together with some fabulous coordinating fabrics. With the nesting idea, you could have a summer and winter set, or one for the holidays, okay, I see how these could be addictive! Thanks for sharing! Sara

amandajean said...

roxanne,

the fabric is from JoAnn's. :) (isn't it lovely?)

aj

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amanda - you are one smartie! What a great idea and such a fun storage idea - recycling too!!!

mrmonkeysuit said...

You are amazing. Really.

Philigry said...

so adorable! i love this idea of using up scrpas, and cardboard!

Sarah said...

Those are super cute! I can already see endless uses for them, and what a great way to recycle cereal boxes!

I just found your blog and am so in love with all of your quilts. I have been toying with the idea of doing y first one, but am still a little afraid. Seeing your step by step pieces has really boosted my confidence!

kristine hanson said...

these were easy too! What are the sizes of the squares that you used for the stacked set if you don't mind me asking! I will be giving home made butterscotch and fudge toppings for Christmas in these, too cute!!

sulu-design said...

Holy cow. I was reading along thinking, hmmm... kind of an involved little project here. I wonder how long it would take to make one of these cute boxes. I figured it would take me (being an unskilled sewer) an entire afternoon. And then I get to the bottom and see the nesting boxes, and the long row of them that you've got on your table... I've said it before and I'm saying it again. You are no joke, woman!

amandajean said...

kristine hanson,

for the nesting boxes I cut the squares 7", 6", 5" and 4". the cardboard is about .875" less than the cut size of the square. for example...if you cut your fabric 7" the cardboard would need to be cut about 6.125". let me know if you have more questions on this.

aj

kristine hanson said...

thanks!

lera said...

Girl, have I told you lately that your brilliance never ceases to amaze me?!?

wayfarer said...

awesome! Gotta make these. Now. Bye. :-)

MyJourneyBack said...

Super cute idea. Thanks for sharing and showing your instructions

Carol E. said...

I love these wonderful boxes. I plan to make some. Meanwhile, I'm having fun making checkbook covers. Thanks for the far-out tutorials!

wyndesnow said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I love the nesting ones. I'm going to have to make some to give and some to keep!!! I think the kids would like these.

Koningskind said...

These are stunning.
I am changing my workspace, I now know what to sew next week.

NanaKaren said...

I love these! And, I have actually been buying baskets!

Miss Snips said...

Wow! when you get going on a project it seems there is not much that can slow you down! I think I may have to do a few of these boxes...
I used have a couple dozen way back in the early eighties to keep kid things in, like GIJoe's and hot wheels cars and Lego blocks, but now i can see a use for them with bottles of vitamins -- i must be getting old...

Mearaid said...

What a great idea.

Vicki W said...

This is brilliant!

Lina said...

Fabulous thanks very much. Bookmarked for future reference! Have a great weekend.

SuzyQSparkles said...

Totally cute!

I have a little shelf in my sewing room for bits and pieces, I think I'll exchange the yucky plastic boxes I have in there for some of these ADORABLE ones!

What a wonderful idea!

Cara said...

Hi! LOVE you containers and your checkbook covers! I was wondering if there was a way you could make your tutorials into PDF's or something so they would be easy to print them off to make all these wonderful projects?
Can't wait to see waht is next!

noolygirl said...

Wow! These boxes are soooo cute! I have been looking for boxes and haven't found any I like... Guess I'll have to make some myself....

Cheryl A said...

Very nice! Keep the ideas coming. Seriously, people should be paying you to do this!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea!

Liz said...

I love 'em!

Kristin said...

These are FABULOUS!! :D I love them! :)
Thanks for the tutorial!

Kristin
Reclaiming The Home

nikko said...

Alright, you already have a bazillion comments, but I have to say how cute these turned out! I can't wait to try it for myself. I even have some of that exact same multicolor stripe. I think I got it at the remnant bin at Joann's.

:o)

Joyce said...

Omigosh! Those are so darn cute!!!
Gotta go make some now!

Linda said...

Hey Amanda! I chose you for an award. Stop over at my blog to see...

Saren said...

Your tutorials are the BEST!!!

Malin said...

Made two of them yesterday - they are so nice!!!

Luckeyone said...

I've been trying to figure out a way to add storage for my sewing, craft and kids items without spending a great deal of money. These containers are WONDERFUL. Thanks for sharing the ideas. I think this will be my next sewing venture!

SuzyQSparkles said...

Someone else made a comment about having this striped fabric from Joanns. When I went back and looked, I too have several yards of it, waiting to be turned into a chair cover. Now I have another fun idea for the scraps... just thought I'd share! :D

Tracey said...

These are just so wonderfull, great idea,,,,
Thankyou so much,

Leigh said...

Are you going to sell these? Especially for those of us who don't have the patience? Let me know! roperclan@yahoo.com

Cris said...

Lovely boxes :)

nicolette said...

So much to catch up!! Great tutorial Amanda-Jean!

SweetPeaknits said...

I loves these boxes. thank you so much for the tutorial.

Em said...

I noticed one box for selvages...why do you save those? Am I missing out on something?

amandajean said...

em,

I used the selvages to make a checkbook cover. and the rest? still to be determined. :)

aj

Barefoot Quilter said...

I wanted to let you know I made a storage bin yesterday using your instructions. It was so much fun and will definetly be making more. I put a picture of it up on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are so freaking cool! I'll be linking to this project! I hope it brings you a few extra clicks. =)

noricum said...

Awesome!

Susan said...

These are wonderful! If you put a grommet or eyelet in 2 top corners, you could even hang them on a wall from 2 tiny hooks.

Thanks for the great tute! You are very generous to share like this.

Susan

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. I just made one, will send a photo to you...i picked up some lovely fabric on sale at my local quilting shop.
The local $2 shop sells a variation on these, but they are made presumably with sweatshop labour, horrible fabric, no love.
My vinyl pocket unfortunately came undone - maybe the tension on my sewing machine isn't right. I'll muck around with that on teh next one.
And just one dumb question, when you sew in the gap for turning and stuffing cardboard, are you machine or handsewing?

regards and thanks so much

Liz (found you via craft blog whipup.net)

amandajean said...

Liz,

when sewing the gap for turning, I usually use my machine, but have hand stitched them in the past. it's really your choice.

aj

kelly said...

Found you via Whip Up... thanks for sharing this -- these are terrific! Really beautiful work.

auntie said...

oh my goodness! those are just the cutest!! i'm a beginner in the world of sewing but i think i might be able to make these.

super cool!

Anonymous said...

fyi the word is spelled "Salvage" . :) (what can I say, I was in too many spelling bees as a child...)

The Crafty Cactus Lover... said...

Brilliant! On to my Christmas present make list they go...

Laurie said...

Perhaps the cutest little boxes ever! Thanks for sharing these. I can't wait to make them.

Grannie K said...

These boxes are great and your directions are perfect. I am impressed. I like the fact you can make them to match anyone's color scheme for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

mikawendy said...

Okay, once again, these are TOO cute!!! I am going to make some as gifts this year and I think I will make a bunch for myself, to store fabric scraps in. Right now, my "scrap system" is that scraps get shoved into paper bags for later sorting, but I want something prettier and more functional.

florspace said...

These are fabulous! Love them! & great job! Wow....that row of boxes make me oogle in awe!

Blakeney said...

Genius! Genius! You are too awesome for words...I am moving into a new home and have been sweating over how to organize all my craft stuff neatly - can't wait to make some of these!

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to make one (or ten) of these. I was wondering how big you have tried making them. I would like to make some for the wire cube shelf/organizer in my sewing room to hold fabric and notions. I think I would have to use heavier, probably corrugated cardboard to handle the weight of fabric. They would be about 12" square.

Kimmie said...

I am so excited that Randi (I have to say) led me to your blog. I am fairly inexperienced with my sewing maching, but your tutorials are so easy to understand. I feel so blessed that you have taken the time to share your gift...sending a hug and saying THANK YOU.

These cubes will be so handy, we are getting close to our adoption to Ethiopia (getting a 6 month old girl ;-) I have been pondering how I could organize the changing table area...this is so wonderful!

Kimmie-your new friend!
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

MizLink Team said...

So adorable... they can light up any room!! You make it sound so easily do-able.

Robyn said...

Hi Amanda Jean!
I made one of these tonight and I love it, but I did notice something that was a bit confusing. It seems that your directions say to cut the cardboard 5 1/8" which is much bigger than the box will allow, especially after the seam allowance. Maybe you meant 4 1/2" or 4 1/4". I just improvised and made due. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sarah said...

hey amandajean! thanks for this great tutorial. i've been meaning to make it for awhile. well, now i've made it the day before i need to give it to my mom. nothing like waiting until the last minute. just a quick question for you. when it was all finished, the lining is pretty baggy inside the box. is this the norm, or maybe i did something wrong? any thoughts?

mirage said...

Thanks AmandaJean, I got around to making some of these as Christmas gifts. I did 3 different sizes so they could next into one another. More to come for sure!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I made one of these boxes this morning and they are so easy to do. Your tutorial is straight forward and easy to follow. I posted photos on my blog, with a link back to your blog.

Thank you for the tutorial.

Gill in Canada

Andrea said...

Wow, I love these! Thanks for sharing.

Simply Mother said...

Wow, I've been wanting to make exactly this! Thank you!

Dagmar said...

...thank you for the advance.... :-)

Alia said...

Hi Amanda Jean, thanks for the comment on the paper for the fabric cards.

I am in the process of making a box and definitely need to use interfacing but besides that, how do you manage to get the salvages? I was taught that the salvages should be put together and then you cut that way. So, one would need the salvages right?

Please tell us how you cut your fabs. I really appreciate it!

Alia in Muscat

Linda Everett said...

Wow, fantastic tut - great instructions and pics. Can't wait to try this.

Jensmom said...

These are great! We lost our home to a fire in Jan. We will be building a new home this summer. These will be wonderful and inexspensive to make for my children's new bedrooms and my new craft studio. The best part is I can coordinate the fabrics to their rooms. Thank You so much for the great tutorial.

Jennifer said...

too cute I love em!

The Quilt Shoppe said...

That is THE coolest thing I've seen in a while. I'm gonna make some of those for my desk, for my bathroom, for my sewing table, for my cutting table ... you're right! I'm already addicted :)

Perrine said...

Hello!
I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/form_howto.html)
Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
Thank you,
Perrine

amandajean said...

perrine,

that would be just fine! thanks for asking first. i so appreciate that. :)

aj

Katrianna said...

I was wondering, what is the biggest size of these boxes you've made?

Deborah said...

I didn't ever see your comment about how you put the binding at the top of the nesting boxes. Did you ever answer? And like the other comments you have received, I wanted to tell you what an awesome talented person you are. Not only do you have these wonderful tutorials, and totally mind-blowing finished products, your eye for color is phenomenal.

kelly jeanie said...

These are fantastic!! I just bought a 3 x 3 cubbie shelf to put my crafting supplies in and these will be perfect. Thank you!!!

emanuela said...

Great idea!!
Thank you!!

Kent said...

Love this!! What a great way to store sewing supplies. I am thinking these would look cute in a baby or child's room as well!

TJ and Whitnee said...

These are darling!!! What a cute way to make organizing more fun! I'm going to post a link to this tutorial on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on January 9!

Micel said...

It's things like these that make me want to pick up sewing! They are SO cute and just what I need!

Nicole said...

I just made one and it turned out great. Thanks for posting this tutorial! This was definitely as easy as promised. Note: I used a twill liner and woven cotten (thin) outer fabric, and I'd definitely interface next time. Pics on my blog: http://nicoleandtim.blogspot.com/2010/01/fabric-storage-cube.html

miscellaneous.originals.stuff said...

obviously I found this long after you posted it.... but i love it - and i'm thinking of keeping my selvage edges from now on!!

minah_stapler said...

This is great... thank you so much. I needed boxes of a certain measurement but couldn't find it. Making one myself is the best option for perfect fit.

I use double-sided tape on the cardboard pieces to avoid it from collapsing. That way I have no problem stitching up the hole.

WeeBonnieBabes said...

I love these! I need storage in my studio so badly right now too, I will have to get to work. :) Can you tell me what the labels on yours say? It would help me out a lot. Thanks again!

Alice said...

Hi,
I am a new beginner at sewing and am needing advice with the bindings. How did you sew the bindings onto the boxes? Any advice would be great, Thanks.
Alice

Anonymous said...

my mom will bo crazy with theses boxes. I really want to make some for her!
gracias, muchas gracias, ideas sencillas resultados sorprendentes.

Kath said...

Oh my! This is extremely clever, and no wonder it is addictive. A friend recently gave me a big box of leftover fabric after a huge cleanout, and I'e been musing over what to do with them... I think I've just figure it out! I have to go stop my hubby from taking out the recycling so I can rescue some cardboard! Thank you for the clear tutorial and great inspiration. Yay!

Susan said...

I love these! Can't wait to make some!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea; and from looking over your instructions they seem really clear. I will definitely be trying this to use for a charity auction donation - thank you for the great idea! Cheryl in PA

Kath said...

These are great little storage boxes! What a winner of an idea! I used slightly thicker cardboard and it still worked really well. I've made two already and they are well used. Thank you!!

Elvie7 said...

Hi Amandajean!

Yes, I too just love those little storage boxes. I made one a week ago and it's so cute!
Have mentioned it in a post on my weblog and of course made a link to this tutorial you have.
Thank you for making such a clear-to-follow tutorial availabe, and for free too!
Else
www.sewhappy2quilt.blogspot.com

Missann1029 said...

These are awesome! How much would you say it cost to make these?

Brid said...

Thank you so much, this is just brilliant! Strating right now to make a few, so I can pack away the kids' toys!

Sue B said...

Love love love these, I certainly will make some and have shared this tutorial on my blog, hope you dont mind. Hugs, Sue

Anonymous said...

Hermosas, fantasticas, super Ăștiles Gracias!!!