DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects Denim Storage Bin A double ply of denim makes a sturdy material -- just the stuff for a storage bin for knitting supplies, little toys, and anything else that needs a tidy home. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 16, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: RYAN K LIEBE Sources Denim and Railroad Deluxe denim, by Robert Kaufman, bandjfabrics.com Note: In the steps below, the first measurement is for the smaller bin, the second is for the medium bin, and the third is for the larger bin. What You'll Need Materials 2 24-by-13-inch pieces of contrasting denim, at least 12 to 14 ounces 2 42-by-14-inch pieces of contrasting denim, at least 12 to 14 ounces (for larger denim bin) 2 12-by-6-inch pieces of contrasting denim, no more than 10 ounces (for smaller denim bin) Sewing machine and supplies Tailor's chalk Instructions Sew fabric pieces together along 12-, 24-, or 42-inch side, pressing seam toward darker side (which will be bin interior). Fold work in half and sew along long side, leaving a 3-, 4-, or 6-inch gap in darker side and creating a tube. Position tube so seam is down center; press seam open. Sew short ends closed. Reach hand into seam gap and turn work right-side out. Push with fingers to sharpen corners. Tuck lighter side (which will be bin exterior) into darker side. Hand-sew gap closed with a blind stitch. Fold bottom corner point over 1, 2 1/2, or 5 inches, making sure corners are smooth. With tailors' chalk, mark fold line. Pin in place through all layers of fabric. Sew along chalk lines. Repeat with other corner. Turn lighter-fabric-side out; fold over rim as desired.