Mini Storage Bin DIY

I love this storage bin to keep all of my little things together. It is great for lotion, chap stick, etc., or pretty much anything you need to store in an “easy-to-grab” place!


  • Patterned fabric. I like to use a heavy cotton or duck canvas type fabric. You can also use regular cotton and put interfacing in to give the bin support.
  • Solid fabric for lining.
  • Thread

Step 1: Cut 2 9″x 17″ rectangles; one of your patterned fabric and another of a solid fabric to use for lining.

Step 2: Fold the fabric in half so that it is a 9″x 8.5″ rectangle and sew a 1/2″ seam. The fabric should be in a 16″ tube. Repeat with the lining fabric and interfacing; if you are using it.

Step 3:

Lay the fabric in side out with the seam you just sewed in the center of the fabric. Sew a 1/2″ seam along the bottom.

Step 4:

Lay the fabric as pictured and sew a seam 4″ long across both ends to create a bottom on the bin. Trim the extra fabric from the corner you just sewed so there is only a 1/2″ seam left.

Step 5:

Pin down the top of both separate fabrics 1/2″.

Step 6:

Pin the lining fabric inside of the patterned fabric, wrong sides together.

Step 7:

Sew a 1/4″ seam around the top. Sometimes the lining will seem too big for the outside fabric. Try to feed a little more of it into the machine so that you don’t come to the end and have to make a pleat.

Step 8: Iron the bin very well and then turn down the top an inch or so to give it an attractive look. Enjoy!

  • Photography credits to Kinza Weaver
  • Sewing credits to Ginger Weaver

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