Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY FABRIC ORIGAMI STORAGE BOX

One of the first crafts that I fell in love with was origami. When I was 8 or 9 I had this little kit that came with different colored paper and an instruction book. I made the forms in that book so many times I could do most of them by memory back then. By folding fabric instead of paper, you can make a durable little box to add some cute organization to your day. Here's what you'll need:
 fabric // fusible paper interfacing (above) // square pattern // pen // scissors // iron // 
for the larger box I used a 17" square, the smaller is a 12" square
I bought my paper interfacing at Walmart for less than $2/yard
Using your square pattern, trace the shape onto your fabric and interfacing. Cut both out and iron together following included instructions.
Using the instructions, fold your square as directed. Here are a few tips for the best results:
//make sure your pattern is as close to a perfect square as you can get
//iron on your interfacing carefully and make sure there are no spots that aren't fused to avoid lumpiness
//for every new fold you make, go over the crease with the dull edge of your scissors to make it more prominent
//work on a hard, flat surface so you can bare down and make your folds better
//like the instructions say, make sure you start with the wrong side facing out (interfacing side), so your box ends up with the pretty fabric side showing
And then you'll have a cute, little fabric box.

4 comments:

  1. I love this a lot. I need a couple of giant boxes for my closet and may have to give this a shot. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Oh I love this! I can't wait to try!

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  4. StorageManiac Foldable Canvas Storage Box from Bizarkdeal

    These foldables storage boxes really comes in handy. They are very lightweight, easy to assemble, basically all you need to do is pull by the handle part and put the base in and you'll have yourself a box~ This is not a sturdy box, I would say these boxes are perfect to store clothing or bathroom items. There is no zipper, Velcro, or button, it's just the lid. This doesn't bother me because I'm going to use these boxes to store my summer clothing.

    I have the large ones, you can see the dimension in the pictures. A very decent size, I was able to fit 16 of my husband's t-shirts and there's still room to fit more, a few wife beaters or boxers. Great for college students since they might move from dorm to dorm quite often, these boxes will be perfect. When they are not in used, simply fold them up and store away, look at the last pic, it doesn't take up that much space.

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