I’m horrible about bringing things back to where they belong after I use them. I’ve been looking at stair baskets for a while, but they’re super expensive, especially as I have two floors and a basement level that I need to move items between. I started looking at alternatives.
I ended up deciding to try fabric bags because I have lots of fabric to use and it made a lot more sense than leaving baskets on the stairs to trip over (or for kids to get into).
These were pretty simple and I used heavy home decorator fabric that I purchased at a big fabric yard sale.
For size, I honestly have no idea how big they are because I didn’t measure. I took my fabric, folded it in half with the fold being the bottom of the bag, then I estimated the width for three bags from the width of fabric that I had. I cut out all three bags. Once I’d done that, I folded over the top edges on all of them and sewed to finish the edge off.
Next I made some straps from coordinating fabric. I sewed them onto each side of the bags.
Next I serged down both sides of each bag with the fabric right sides together. If you’re using a sewing machine then you can do a straight stitch, then use a zig zag to finish the edge instead if you’re concerned about fraying. You can stop here if you want.
BLOCK CORNER BOTTOM: Then to make a block corner (no idea what this is called normally), I pinched the bottom of the bag up a bit and the side down to create a little triangle… I sewed that and cut it off (serged it and my serger cut it, but a sewing machine would work fine too). I hope that makes sense.
Here’s some more pictures of what the blocked corner will look like. I did that for both sides of each bag bottom. It’s not necessary.