How to Make a Round Bottom Hanging Storage Pod

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How to make a round bottom hanging storage pod

I love these round bottom hanging storage pods.  They are so useful.  Make two or three of them and hang them on a peg board for a great storage solution and a really nice look.  I was amazed at how easy this project came together and just hoe nice it looked.  It really added storage and color to my sewing room.  I plan to make a few more to help solve my storage woes.  This is a simple sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make in no time. 

I used fabrics from my stash that I purchased from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you want for your round bottom storage pods.  I used basic quilting cotton and fusible fleece for this project.  It seemed to work best for me.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Round Bottom Hanging Storage Pod

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

Using the patten pieces cut one back piece of the outer, lining and fleece on the fold.  Cut one bottom from the outer lining and the fleece and one front piece from each on the fold. Cut two side pieces from each fabric and fleece.  Finally, cut a 3″ x 8″ strip off fabric for the hanger.  

Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Fuse the fleece

Fuse the corresponding fleece piece to the outer fabric pieces using a hot iron and following the manufacturer’s instructions.  

Step 3: Stitch the Front and Sides

Place one of the side pieces to the front piece right sides together and stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat for the other side.  

Add one side to the center
Stitch the other side

Step 4: Add the Back

Place the back piece right sides together with the Side pieces and stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  

Add the back

Step 5: Add the bottom

Fold the bottom circle in half and mark the center on each side.  Fold the bottom the opposite direction and mark the centers.  Do the same with the pod to find the centers.  With right sides together and matching the four marks pin the bottom to the pod.  Stitch the bottom to the pod using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  Turn right sides out.

Add the bottom

Step 6: Create and Add the Hanger

Take the 3″ x 8″ strip and fold the long raw edges to the center and press.  Fold in half to enclose the raw edges.  Stitch along both sides to secure.  Fold the strip in half and add it to the Bach right side of the outer pod and stitch.  

Finished hanger
Add the hanger

Step 7: Create the Lining

Create the lining pod exactly the same way that you created the outer pod but without the fleece.  This time leave an opening In one of the long seams for turning there pod.    

Finished lining

Step 8: Combine the Outer Pod with the Lining Pod

Place the outer pod inside the lining pod so that they are right sides together and the seams meet.  Stitch all around the top.  Reach into the lining through the opening you left and pull through the outer bag.  Push the lining into the outer bag and press.  Topstitch all the way around the top to secure the lining and for a more professional look.  You have now competed your round bottom hanging storage pod.  

Combine lining with outer pod
Turn the pod
How to Make a round bottom hanging storage pod
Topstitch the pod

How to make a round bottom hanging storage pod

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