How to Make a DIY Fabric Tray

Learn how to make a DIY fabric tray with fabric scraps for simple organizing. It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes an easy  gift!

One of my side passions is organizing. I don’t claim to be all that good at it, but I like to have as many boxes, baskets, and bins as possible.

They hold a lot of little stuff and I got to choose some really fun fabrics. I made one that is permanently sewn, and one that snaps so it can be unsnapped and stored flat.


– Quilting cotton or canvas – Medium weight or heavy weight interfacing – Optional: plastic snaps and snap pliers – Sewing tools – Sewing machine


Cut out two matching rectangles as small as 6 inch by 6 inch to as large as 18 inch by 12 inch. You can use a rectangle or square shape. Cut two of the same pieces from interfacing.


Fuse the interfacing pieces to the back of the fabric pieces. Place the fabric pieces right sides together and pin.


Sew around the edges with a 3/8 inch seam allowance pivoting at the corners. Leave a 4 inch hole open backstitching when you start and when  you stop.

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