June 19

Easy DIY Felt Storage Bins

I made some great felt storage bins for my bathroom, and I’m so excited to share them with you! They are easy to make and they store all of the toiletries that we use on a daily basis. And best of all? You can customize these DIY felt storage bins in any color you want!

 

 

These easy DIY felt storage bins will transform your messy space into an organized and beautiful work area! Follow along as I show you how to make your own. I always have stray pieces of felt laying around and this project is a perfect way to use them up.

After you make these felt bins and get comfortable you can make them larger to use in other rooms. 

What you need

Aren’t these colors the best? They are perfect and look spa like and perfect for a bathroom.

Supplies:

  • 2 9×12 pieces of felt in your choice of color (this is your main/outer piece)
  • 2 9×12 pieces of felt in your choice of color (this is your lining)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing scissors
  • Cotton thread
  • Pins or wonder clips
  • Turning tool
  • Cutting mat, rotary cutting and ruler if desired
  • Iron and ironing board

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your 2 pieces for the outer and lining. For our three bins, we cut our pieces 9”x9”, 8”x8” and 7”x7”. For the larger piece, Cut out a 2”x2” square from each corner. For the medium piece, cut a 1.75”x1.75” square from each corner and from the smaller piece, cut a 1.5”x1.5” square from each corner.

Steps. 2-3: Pin or clip your pieces and using a 1/2” seam allowance, sew along the sides and bottom of your outer main piece and do the same for your lining, leaving the 2” gap for turning. Press your side seams open.

Step 4: Make a box corner for both the outer piece and the lining. Do this by pinching the opening of the corners and lining up the seams. Using a ¼” seam allowance, close the opening.

Steps 5-6: Turn the main basket inside out and the lining right side out. Place the outer basket inside the lining, so that right sides are together. Match up the side seams and pin or clip into place. Sew the inner and outer bins together by going around the top. 

Steps 7-8: Gently pull the main bin through the gap, until both pieces are “freed”. Close the gap with a 1/8” topstitch.

Step 9: Fold over the lining and enjoy your new bin!

 

What can you put in the felt storage bins?

For my bathroom I added cotton balls, q-tips, make-up blenders, and bath bombs. You can use your imagination and use them for all sorts of things. If you make them bigger and roll wash clothes in them, that would be really cute and spa like.

This is a fun and easy project that will brighten up your home with color. You can even use these felt storage bins as decoration pieces in other rooms of the house, like an office or bedroom. The best part? They are super budget-friendly! Go ahead and get started on this quick DIY today for some great organization around your place.

Let me know what you use them for!


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