fabric tray tutorial


I’m excited to join in again this year for Skip to My Lou‘s Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along!  This project is really fun because you can make it as simple or complex as you’d like and there’s really no rules, love that.

I had made a tray earlier this year for my dad and I figured this would be a simple project to share!
This is a great project to make to combine with a few other goodies for a hostess gift, a gift for your not-so-organized husband as a place for him to set his glasses and wallet and spare change, or for a special friend.  Fill it with treats, magazines, recipes, anything works!  I’ve included dimensions to make three different sized fabric trays: pencil size (small), spare change size (medium), and magazine size (large).  This is also a great scrap busting project, so dig into your scrap bin and pull out your favs.  Enjoy!


Stop over at Skip to My Lou‘s Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along for the full tutorial!
I’d also like to note that there are a lot of similar projects out there, so if this isn’t your cup of tea, try one of these fab tutorials:

20 thoughts on “fabric tray tutorial

  1. chris says:

    I love them! I’ve wanted to tackle making some of these…and then we moved. So, I’ll bookmark this for the future when I know what our new home will look like!

  2. erica says:

    Fantastic, one can never have too many baskets!

  3. Suzee says:

    I just made a couple of these last week. One for my brother and one for my husband. I made them in manly ,military fabric. They use them for a catch all for wallets ,keys,etc. You can make some up in no time! easy!

  4. Jeni says:

    Super cute! I love the fabrics you used! And your taste in magazines 🙂

  5. gail says:

    i love these, especially with the linen. pretty and functional!

  6. liZ evans says:

    Great idea! These would be fun to make for all the random notions I have floating around he craft room.

  7. So great! Wonderful photos, as well, Anna!

  8. great idea!!!! i will try it!! i like the fabric you use!!

  9. Rebecca says:

    These would make fantastic gifts! Especially a little nesting set like the 1st photo! Thanks for the tute – can’t wait to try them out 🙂

  10. Poppyprint says:

    Thanks Anna! Great tute. Just wanted to come back here and tell you how lovely the photos are – it makes all the difference in a tutorial to have such clear, colourful and nicely styled pix!

  11. Lovely new tut, Anna. Just had to say that now I really, really want that 1001 peeps print. I already had my eye on it, but it looks Sooooo good here!

  12. Carolyn says:

    Oh, I know that there are places around the house that could use an adorable fabric tray!

  13. Erin says:

    this is such a great project- definately need to make a few for my myself! Thanks for the tute 🙂

  14. Such a great idea Anna x

  15. I seriously need about 100 of these in all different sizes to control the clutter in my house right about now!

  16. Nova says:

    thanks for the inspiration & tute Anna! Love these 🙂

  17. I love them and the fabrics you picked are perfection! You really do have the best taste! 🙂

  18. great idea!
    bookmarked it 🙂

  19. Denise says:

    Great gift giving idea! I think a tray with a bunch of cake balls would make a fantastic teacher or co-worker gift!

  20. Sweet Athena says:

    Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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