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.

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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.

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Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Sew fabric pieces together along 12-, 24-, or 42-inch side, pressing seam toward darker side (which will be bin interior).

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Step 2

Fold work in half and sew along long side, leaving a 3-, 4-, or 6-inch gap in darker side and creating a tube.

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Step 3

Position tube so seam is down center; press seam open. Sew short ends closed.

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Step 4

Reach hand into seam gap and turn work right-side out. Push with fingers to sharpen corners.

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Step 5

Tuck lighter side (which will be bin exterior) into darker side. Hand-sew gap closed with a blind stitch.

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Step 6

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.

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