Fabric Box Tutorial Update

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Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update at ConnieKresin.com

Fabric Box Tutorial Update

This post just shows how I did the sides, you can check out the original post for more information.Fabric Basket tutorial lots of baskets and sizes

You can put the enclosed seam on the outside…..or on the inside.
Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update
Right away you will notice that this box is……tall! I love to experiment.Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update
Here I am marking the corner…..yes, I did 4 inches……less would have made a shorter box. Stitch on the marked line. Do all four corners.

The original Fabric Box post was here and I had quite a few questions about how I did my seams, several people were no-reply bloggers….if you didn’t get a email from me….that is you, so I decided to make another one and take some photos.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update
Here is the box before trimming off the corners.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Scant ¼ inch seam

After stitching the seam you will cut off the corner. I trim it a SCANT 1/4 inch from the stitching so it will be easier to encase.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Here is what the box looks like so far.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Now I have turned the box right side out.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

We are going to sew a seam on each side.

Note: the white line I drew is NOT the stitching line, that just shows the bottom of the box.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Looking at the photo above you can see that I just kind of started sewing the seam where I thought the bottom of the box would be. I used a little bit larger than a 1/4 inch seam to make sure I enclosed the raw edges of the seam.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Sewing the seam, ( I turned the piece so you could see the stitching better).

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Here you can see the inside seam is enclosed on the right. The left seam hasn’t been stitched yet.

Fast and Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial Update

Now you just sew down the sides and add a button. I hope this really helps you see how I changed the fabric boxes and if you still have questions just ask.2 more fabric Baskets

Here are a couple new fabric baskets that I have made. One even holds my Aurifil thread!Fabric Baskets

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  1. How do you finish corners that were cut off???? Please explain, maybe. Video?

  2. Thank you,Connie, for this very easy to follow tutorial of the boxes! They look fun to make and an excellent idea for presents as well as handy little boxes in my sewing room! Thinking about Carla Christmas, not too far away, I canmake a few in Christmas-sy fabrics, for my dining table and fill with baubles, or Bread rolls,ofcourse!

  3. Dawn Atkinson says:

    Thank you for your tutorial, i love them and they are handy for my sewing bits and bobs, although they are taking over my home, luckily my friends like them as well x

  4. Judith Amor says:

    Gracias por compartir tus ideas, don muy lindas todas, seré una seguidora puntual de tu página

    1. You are so welcome Judith! Google translated this for me “Thank you for sharing your ideas, they are all very nice, I will be a timely follower of your page”

  5. Thanks for your tutorial can’t wait to make some for my sewing room

  6. Nark Royer says:

    Beautiful project and gift. Thank you for Sharing AND for have a PDF file to use.

  7. Mary Ellen says:

    Thank you, thank you thank you. I haven’t even made a box yet because I wanted to avoid the triangles. Now I can finally make a box! Again thank you! Mary Ellen

  8. Just came across your tute, love it. Made two boxes thus far but would like to make a slightly bigger one with a 12″ square, what would you recommend for the corner seam. 2 1/2 or larger?
    Thank you!

  9. So what is the size of the fabrics you start with? I can’t find the very beginning of the process.

  10. Hi Connie, thank you for the great tutorial. I’m working on my second fabric basket now..

    So to make it taller or wider, all that matters is the size of the triangle?

    Thank you once again..

    1. I don’t understand, I just finished my first one took me forever didn’t have the right angle, I ran across your site helped me a lot. 11 inch square and 2 1/2 corners, would like to make bigger ones but don’t understand the corners, tia.

    2. Great Tutorial and was wondering the same thing. I Love the Tall fabric box have an idea how to use that one wonder how big the fabric was to start with. Thank You!

  11. I love it. Can you share the dimensions you used to get the taller box. I have so much trouble with how much of a corner to sew and end up with so many boxes I didn’t want.

    1. Marie Mammana says:

      Anxious to attempt fabric boxes, think they’re adorable, great directions an pics!

  12. Sue Janowiak says:

    I would like to request permission to use your Fabric Basket Tutorial and pictures to teach a 4-H Sewing Class between now and the end of the year.
    Thanks – Sue J.

  13. sue keida says:

    Hi Connie, Somehow I was directed to this page. I have been making fabric boxes and really don't like the triangles inside so THANK YOU for a great alternative!!

  14. Kevin the Quilter says:

    You always have the best tutorials Connie! So easy, and inspirational! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  15. Ah hah!! Now I ca-peesh!!!! :o)
    Thank you so much for your detailed explanation.
    [I had my SIL take a picture of my "mistake" . . . I will be sending it to you as soon as he emails it to me.]

  16. Farm Quilter says:

    Amazing and so simple!!! You are a genius 🙂 Thank you for the tutorial and the excellent pictures!!!

  17. I made a box that was out of an 12 inch square and the corners were cut at the two-inch mark. What size is your original square? I like your idea about a taller box. Thanks!

  18. These are so cute! I love fabric boxes and keep telling myself I'm going to make some soon. This is giving me some motivation. Really need some in my sewing room. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. Happy New Year!

  19. Deborah Hamilton says:

    That French seam is a good idea. I like the seams on the outside. Thanks for the instructions and Happy New Year!

  20. Lorna McMahon says:

    What a fabulous tutorial to finish off the year with! I have done enclosed seams once before on a pillow case! Your fabric boxes are really cute. I would like to ask if you would be willing to link up to TGIFF tomorrow? I am hosting for my first time ever at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

  21. Thanks Connie and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  22. Cute cute Connie… Merry Christmas and Thank You!

  23. Missy Shay says:

    I love the cat fabric you used, thank you for the tutorial! Have a merry Christmas!

  24. Connie, thanks for the pictures. I get it now!

  25. Thanks for the tutorial—I'm a knitter, and I want to make a few of these deeper boxes to store my sock yarn scraps. I can also see making one of these for the living room to keep my remotes in, and another to keep my car keys in so they aren't always going missing. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

  26. THAT's how you did it! You are brilliant! Merry Christmas to you and your family.