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Fabric Storage Containers - 2 sizes

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Author Precious Patterns
Price $3.99
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Instructions are given to make two sizes of storage containers – 6” x 6” x 6” and 8” x 8” x 8”. The containers can be made with or without the handles. The containers are fully lined so they are reversible.

The containers are great for storing small items or to fill and give as a gift. You can easily adjust the pattern measurements to make them any size that you would like.

Duck cloth and home décor fabrics were used for the sample containers. Heavy weight fabrics are recommended so the containers will be sturdy and keep their shape. 7/8” to 1” wide ribbon is used for the handles.

Materials List for 6” Storage Container:

-Heavy weight solid or print fabrics – 1/4 yard fabric for outside of container, 1/4 yard contrasting fabric for lining
-7/8” to 1” Grosgrain ribbon – 1 yard coordinating color
-Sewing thread – coordinating color

Materials List for 8” Storage Container:
Heavy weight solid or print fabrics – 5/8 yard fabric for outside of container, 5/8 -yard contrasting fabric for lining
-7/8” to 1” Grosgrain ribbon – 1 1/4 yards coordinating color
-Sewing thread – coordinating color

OPTIONAL: Materials List for Monkey Appliqué :

-Light to medium weight cotton solid fabrics – 3 1/2” x 4” rectangle for monkey head
(medium brown), 3” x 4” rectangle for monkey face & ears (tan)
-Iron-on fusible web for appliqué – 4” x 7” rectangle
-Buttons with two holes – two 3/8” black & two 5/8” white for monkey eyes
-Sewing thread – black & white

There are eight pages of instructions, one page of patterns and twenty-eight photographs.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a box. This ebook does not contain pattern pieces but does have measurements for cutting. Applique pattern is included. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Pulliam, Lauren
on April 9th, 2019

Easy pattern

by Dillashaw, Patricia
on March 30th, 2014


by Quantrell, Victoria
on March 22nd, 2014

I love this pattern. I used it to sort my many craft tools etc. in my craft room. I used upholstery fabric that you might use for patio furniture and had no problem with sturdiness. My only issue was I felt that bins were smaller than what the images perceive them to be, but they worked for what I was doing regardless. The pattern allows lots of room for your own spin on it.

by Williams, Hope
on April 26th, 2012

Really love precious patterns! This is well written and easy to understand. The container came together very easy, but I was disappointed it wasn't sturdier. Next time I will add layers of stabilizer and think it will work out perfectly!

by Toonin
on April 14th, 2012

great pattern, thanks

by perry, misty
on February 17th, 2012

I think they are cute and hold up well to my daughter's small toys

by Bartleson, Lindsay
on February 2nd, 2012

The pattern is great if you tweak it a bit by adding layers to provide structure. I used batting. Otherwise you need to use something stiff like a heavy canvas. They do go together quickly and I use them to package gifts.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

didnt like the fact that they were not sturdy/came out very flimsey

by Mitchell, Lynn
on January 11th, 2012

good pattern but not as sturdy as hoped for

by Megan
on September 28th, 2011

This is a great little pattern, however I have not had a success with it yet. Home dec fabric is listed as an option, but ends up being much too light weight to keep the sides from sagging. I have even tried adding boning to the corner seams but that didn't help either. The sample in the gallery looks like batting was added, and that is a great idea. I would give this pattern 5 stars if it were updated with options for making the sides stiffer.


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