Learn to Sew Hanging Storage Pods
I just love these hanging storage pods so I decided to do a quick tutorial to show you just how to make them. This is a quick sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make in no time. These storage pods are both fun and functional. They really look good too. I enjoyed making these storage baskets and using them as well and I know you will too.
I used some tail fabric that was given to me for the outer fabric in this project and some quilting cotton for the lining but you could use cotton for both. In addition, I used a high loft fleece because I had that on hand as well for structure. That is really all you need for this project. I recommend that you head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your hanging storage pods. This post contains affiliate links that if you click them and make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
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What you will need: Learn to sew Hanging Storage Pods
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link
- 1/4 yd outer and lining fabric
- 1/4 yd fusible fleece like Pellon TP971F
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut your Fabrics
Cut one piece of outer fabric, lining fabric, and fleece using the pattern pieces provided. Cut a tab piece that measures 3 1/4″ x 5 5/8″
Step 2: Fuse the Fleece
Fuse the fleece to all outer pieces following the manufacturers instructions.
Step 3: Stitch the Main Outer Piece
Place the outer piece right sides together and stitch the side raw edges using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 4: create your hanging tab
Fold raw edges to the center lengthwise then fold the tab in half again enclosing the raw edges and press. Stitch pin both sides. Place the tab on the center of the tall part of the pod so that it is facing down and stitch.
Step 5: Add the bottom
Find the center of each side of the main body piece and marking. Also, find the four sides of the circle piece and marking. Match the circle marks to the body marks and pin. Stitch the circle to the bottom of the body right sides together.
Step 6: create the lining
Create the lining in the same way that you created the outer pod but leaving an opening in the side of the main body piece for turning,
Step 7: add the lining to the outer piece
Place the lining and the outer pod right sides together matching the seams and clip. stitch along the top using a 1/4″ seam allowance,
Step 8: Turn the pod
Turn the pod right sides out through the opening you created in the lining. Sew the opening in the lining closed.
Step 9: Finish the hanging storage pod
Push the lining into the pod and press. Top stitch along the top of the storage pod for a finished look and you have finished your hanging storage pod.
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