This is what happens when I impulse-buy fabric . . . I have to find some use for it 🙂 I’ve been working on creating some new fabric patterns, so I took the weekend to play around with different sizes and shapes of fabric bins.
I experimented with different weights of living fabric – quilting cotton for the sheep bin, heavier duck canvas for the kitty cat bins.
All of the bins are stabilized with a heavy craft-weight interfacing, but I added Annie’s Soft and Stable to the sheep bin – it did make it quite a bit thicker, but it was like interfacing it with quilt batting, instead of a stiffener. The result was added thickness, but not much more of a stabilized shape. Plus, I found it really difficult to work with – probably because it isn’t fusible, and it is extremely thick. I preferred using the canvas lining to add stability to the shape of the bins.
The sheep bin is the perfect size and shape for a sweater’s worth of yarn skeins in my queue, and the kitty cat bins found a home on my cat-loving daughter’s desk, to hold all of her small treasures.