I am always on the lookout for ways to better organize my life, especially my sewing and craft area. I keep hoping that this will allow me to more easily find the things that I need when I need them and keep the area looking nice in the meantime. I like the idea of fabric storage bins or baskets, but many of the ones sold in stores are very plain looking or made with that papery fabric that isn't durable (and most of them are boring). Thinking that making my own would kill two birds with one stone by creating storage while using up fabric from my stash, I started looking around for patterns and found a number of patterns available on the internet. Now I have a new problem - too many choices! The patterns are linked below in case you are in need of more creative storage ideas too.
Hanging Fabric Storage Baskets
I love this idea of making fabric baskets with a sleeve on the back for hanging on a curtain rod!
Tutorial: Fabric Basket
This tutorial shows you how to make a soft-sided patchwork fabric basket with handles.
This tutorial shows you how to make fabric storage bins with handles using two fabrics.
Tutorial: Fabric Scrap Basket
If you are looking for smaller fabric baskets, this is the tutorial for you. She also includes pressing tips for making sharp corners.
Fabric Storage Boxes
A tutorial for making fabric boxes with side handles and a front window for labeling the box.
No-Interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial
This tutorial uses cardboard to stiffen the sides rather than interfacing. There is also a formula that you can use to create any size fabric basket that you wish.
Storage Cube Tutorial
This storage basket has a handle on the front and the corners are edged with contrasting fabric.
Collapsible Storage Baskets
These baskets are stiffened with cardboard and have the extra perk of collapsing flat when they are not being used.
Cereal Box Storage Bins
Recycle those cereal boxes and use them to make colorful organizing bins with this tutorial.
Back with Buckets
This tutorial shows the steps for making a round, padded fabric bucket.
Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket
This tutorial gives step-by-step directions for assembling this padded fabric bucket/basket with handles.
hey presto! a little felt box
Make a small basket using felt. This pattern is hand-stitched.
Spring-form Bucket Tutorial
This fabric bucket tutorial is a bit different because it is circular and uses a spring to give it shape.
Stack & Nest Quilted Blocks
This set of four nesting baskets would be an attractive addition to any room.
Fabric Baskets: How I Made Them
These round fabric baskets have a foldover edge with a drawstring that can be used to close the basket.
Fabric Organizer Bin
Tutorial and pattern for a fabric storage bin with handles.
Organizer Basket Tutorial
This tutorial incorporates quilting to give the basket body and sturdiness. These baskets are small and would be great for organizing drawers.