Do you remember our series of tutorials for little trays? First there was the Charm Square Tray, followed by the Hexagon Tray, and the Patchwork Fabric Tray. Well now, there is the Triangle Tray! These little triangle trays are fun to have in your sewing room to hold bits and bobs such as buttons, pins and more! You can also use them in your bedroom to hold jewellery items. The possibilities are endless – best of all , triangle trays can be made from “scraps” of your favourite fabrics, and can be easily made in no time at all. Perfect for beginner sewists.
To make your own triangle tray you will need:
- cotton fabric – for exterior and lining
- cotton batting
- embroidery floss
Using a quilting ruler, cut the fabric for the lining, exterior, and batting into 7 inch equilateral triangles (each side will measure 7 inches). Use the 60 degree line on your ruler. Each point of the triangle will measure 60 degrees.
Place the batting triangle down on a flat surface. Place the exterior triangle on top with the right side facing upwards, then place the lining on top with the wrong side facing upwards. Make sure all edges and corners are aligned and pin together. Stitch around the outside of the triangle using a 1/4 inch seam and leave a 1.5 inch gap on one side for turning.
Clip corners and turn right side out through the gap in the lining. Press. Hand stitch the gap in the lining closed.
(Optional) Topstitch around the outside of the triangle using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.
Using a hera marker, mark a triangle in the centre of the tray. I measured 3/4 inch in from each side. (Refer to image below).
Stitch the triangle in the centre. This will form the base of the triangle tray.
Fold the corners together, and using two strands of embroidery thread, make a couple of stitches 1/2 inch in from each corner.
Triangle tray is such a quick little project. It is fun to combine your favourite fabrics. Which is your favourite shape? Mine is the Hexagon Tray.
Fabric used in this tray is Old Rose by Tilda. Check out the Flower Power Pouch and Pyramid Weights I made using this pretty fabric range. Thanks to Two Green Zebras for providing the fabric for this project.
Check out our other trays – clicking on the image will take you to the tutorial.