How to Make Fabric Storage Cubes

How to Make Fabric Storage Cubes

How to Make fabric Storage Cubes

I really needed some cubes to store my fat quarters and other things so I decided to stitch up some of these fabric storage cubes.  They are a simple beginner sewing project. Anyone with basic sewing skills can create these terrific little fabric storage cubes. They are a fun and functional sewing project that is perfect for storing fat quarters or just about anything.  I love this pattern.  You can find these patterns most anywhere but I thought I would share this simple one with you.

I used basic cotton fabric for my storage cubes and Pellon 808 interfacing for structure.  There is a little bit of cardboard added to the bottom for even more structure. My fabrics for this project came from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get the perfect cotton fabrics for your fabric storage cubes.  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.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Fabric Storage Cubes

What you will Need Storage Cube

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

Cut your outer, lining and interfacing pieces as follows:

  • 4 each that measure 5 1/2″ x 7″
  • 1 each that measures 5 1/2″ square
Cut your fabrics cubes

Step 2: Stitch sides of cube

Fuse the interfacing to the wrong sides of the outer fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions.  Take two of the the 5 1/2″ x 7″ pieces of outer fabric and sew them right sides together along the long edge stopping 1/4″ from the bottom.  Stitch another 5 1/2″ x 7″ to the two you just sewed right sides together again stopping 1/4″ from the bottom.  Repeat for the fourth piece.  Join the fourth piece with the first piece creating a box with no top or bottom. 

Fuse the interfacing

 

Place rectangles right sides together
Finished Sides

Step 3: add the bottom

Take the 5 1/2″ square and pin it to the bottom using the 1/4″ you left on the bottom as the seam allowance.  Stitch all the way around to create a cube with no top. Turn right sides out.

Add the bottom
How to Make Fabric Storage Cubes
Finished outer cube

Step 4: Create the lining

Create the lining in the same way that you created the outer cube. 

Finished Lining cube

Step 5: Join the two pieces

Place the outer piece into the lining piece so that they are right sides together.  Pin the raw edges along the top.  Stitch the top using a 1/4″ seam allowance but leaving an opening along one side for turning and inserting the cardboard.  

How to make fabric storage cubes
Place outer bag into lining bag

Step 6: Turn the fabric storage cube

Turn the storage cube right sides out through the opening you left in the top. 

Turn right sides out

Step 7: Add the Cardboard and finish the cube

Fold the cardboard slightly and slip it into the opening you left in the top and place it onto the bottom.  Stuff the lining into the outer cube and press the top seam.  Pin or clip the seam and the opening closed.  Topstitch all the way around.  Fold down the top of the cube 1″ – 1 1/2″.  Embellish if you like.  You have now finished your fabric storage cube.  

Add the cardboard
How to Make Fabric Storage Cubes
Storage Cube

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