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Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request

Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request
Okay, the fabric storage box tutorial is here. (Sorry for the little tease last friday and no actual tutorial. We were trying to get on the road for our trip to ID… things got crazy last week. But we’re here. And safe. I’m guessing there are probably 100 different ways to make fabric boxes though. (And last year, I even made storage boxes out of cardboard here, if interested.) So for today’s fabric boxes, I kept things moderately simple……and not too costly. Anyway, maybe some of you have made fabric storage boxes before……..but here’s my version. (And yeah, I’ll be making a few more. The boxes have side handles…….and a front window to slide in a content label. So what kind of stuff do you need organized? But what’s keeping those bins nice and upright? So make some for the kids room, for your craft room, for the storage shelves in your den, up in that one empty spot on the book shelf……..or even to throw in the car between the bucket seats. But this is the type of canvas I bought. See?

Rollie Pollie! Looking for hours of entertainment? Meet, The Rollie Pollie bean bag chair. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. Now, pick your favorite…. Drag it around, Dive right in! Or take a little nap. Build a Rollie-Pollie-man: kick off your shoes: Or do what I love best….find a yummy treat, and just relax, watching your favorite show. Who said you were a couch potato? Fabric Coasters Attention Scrap Collectors: Another scrappy project. Yup, just cleaning out that scrap bin today. Want to join me? You’ll Need: 2 pieces of cotton fabric, 4.5 x 4.5 inches1 piece of fleece, 4 x 4 inches1 piece of double sided fusible web, 4 x 4 inchesSewing machine, thread, scissors, etc. Measure and cut out all of your pieces. Then sew your 2 pieces of cotton together, with right sides together, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then attach your fleece to your cotton by using the web in between. Turn right side out, poke out your corners, and tuck in the opening edges. Now make a few more and toss on them on your coffee table or end tables. Nice and cheery. Related posts:

pretty fabric bin organization Here are 10 terrific ways to make fabric containers, baskets and buckets. These fabric storage basket tutorials will get you organized in style! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.Fabric Scrap Baskets 7. 8. 9. 10. Framed Jewelry Organizer Necklaces always seem to get tangled in a jewelry box. This is a DIY tutorial to make a framed jewelry organizer that both displays your pretty necklaces and keeps them tangle-free. You can either hang it on the wall or lean it against a vanity table. thrifted vintage frame peg board cup to size wood glue scissors ribbon knobs or hooks spray paint (optional) Start with a vintage thrifted frame. Before securing the peg board to the frame I make a couple loops for hanging dangling earrings. I double knotted the back. Next I glued with wood glue the peg board to the back of the frame. I picked up some of these knobs and hook on sale from my local Anthropologie. The hook’s holes didn’t quite line up with the peg board’s so I tied ribbon through like I did for the earring loops. Then I installed my knobs and hung my jewelry.

mail organizer tutorial To kick off Spice up your Kitchen, I figured I should start things off with a tutorial to help you get organized. You know all that mail that piles up on your kitchen counters? Come on, fess up. Well mine was finally driving me crazy enough to do something about it. Inspired by this letter bin, I came up with a fun fabric version. Here's what you'll need: 12" x 24" pre-stretched artists canvas (mine came from Hobby Lobby)1/2 yard fabric for covering canvas (more if you have a directional print)2 fat quarters coordinating fabrics, for exterior of pockets1/2 yard for pocket linings2 yards 1" cotton twill tapeheavy double sided fusible interfacing (both sides will be fusible) - I used Peltex 72F, found at Walmart/joanns3 metal label holders (from the scrapbooking section)staplerspray adhesivehot glue gun/gluethread, pins, etc.Mail Organizer Pattern Template (updated 2012) Please use the measurements as a guide to create your own pattern piece(s)Cover canvas: Make the mail slots:

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.

Moda's Half Moon Modern Sewing Room: Task Basket - Sew4Home Graceful Earring Stand Made From a Picture Frame How do you store your earrings? If you do not have a suitable solutions then pay attention to this idea. The creator of this stand has spent about $ 5 and no more than 30 minutes. The idea is really amazing, to make similar you will need: picture frame, wire, acrylic paint & brush, stapler or tacks. You can add an effect of antiquities to the frame using scrapes and a combination of colors. Detailed guidance can be found at Kevin and Amanda.

Tutorial: Lunch Bag Thank you for encouraging me to write up a tute on this lunch (bento box) bag! I really like this bag pattern because this bag, measuring approximately 9"(width) x 7 1/2"(hight w/o handles) x 5 1/2" (depth), can be used not only for bento boxes of any kind but also for carrying little crafty projects like yarn + needles. It has a cover inside that can give nice privacy for whatever in there and the cover can also prevent it from getting dusty in a windy day. It is much sturdier and larger than the fabric basket, so if you found that your fabric basket was too small or too floppy as a gift bag, this might be a good alternative..?! As usual, I have tons of images to share each step with you, so bare with me! We'll need these pieces of fabric, As usual, all the measurement includes 1/4" seam allowances unless otherwise noted. Then press seam open. Since I am using cotton fabric for the outer bag, I need to make it sturdier, so I am using this interfacing measuring 17 1/2" x 12 1/2" here.

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent! It's Easy! Save BIG & Have Fresh, Clean Laundry! | Well, I did it! I have pinned various recipes for homemade laundry detergent for months, now, thinking that soon I would gather the exotic ingredients and muster the courage to make some. I should have paid a lot more attention to those recipes I was pinning. There is nothing exotic about the ingredients, nor is it difficult. I’m actually mourning a little bit, for all the money I have wasted over the years, just not realizing I could do this quickly and simply. Once I actually stopped to look at the details, I was shocked. My own DIY brand! The one thing that they all had in common was that they make gigantic batches – 10 to 12 gallons, at a time. Why would I bother to make laundry detergent when I could just conveniently grab a bottle off the shelf at the store? These ingredients are easy to find and very inexpensive! Still need a list of reasons to try this? 20¼¢!! Well, if you’re convinced, now; here’s the recipe that I used to make mine. Ingredients Instructions Notes: