Guess what, sewing friends! It’s time to reveal which sewing project won the vote so I will make it this month. I hope you all got a chance to vote on this month’s U-Pick Sewing Tutorial because it’s always so exciting to find out what you want to make next. I couldn’t wait to see which of these three fun sewing ideas would be picked by you to be made into a sewing tutorial by the end of the month.
Remember, I haven’t made this yet or written the tutorial. The winning project is what I will be working on this month is…
The the Fold-Closed Storage Bins! I’m kind of surprised that the small handbag didn’t win because I know how much you all love to sew purses and tote bags. Are you trying to tell me that I already have enough free patterns on my free bag pattern page?
In any event, I’m super excited to figure out how to make these storage bins because I can never seem to have enough. Last year you voted for me to write a tutorial for large zippered storage bins. That’s great because I can use a lot of the same techniques but make them without a zipper. I think these new bins will be easier to sew and ultimately cost less to make because velcro is so much cheaper than zippers.
Here are my thoughts:
It looks like the inspiration bins were made with cheap synthetic material. I’m definitely planning to use cotton fabric quilted together with flexible foam interfacing. You know that’s my secret to making beautiful sturdy baskets and bags.
I love the vinyl windows on the front of these bins and won’t leave that feature out.
The inspiration bins come in two sizes. Do you want two sizes also?
What kind of things to you want to be able to store in these bins?
What do you think? Tell me in the comments. 🙂
Watch for my unique version of this storage bin in about a week. Then give me a week or so after that to draft the pattern and share it here on my blog. Make sure you are signed up for my free newsletter so you don’t miss it!
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