Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Fabric Buckets

Just in case you were wondering, the bucket on the left has chickens on it!
I have made a few fabric baskets in the past that I have used for putting gifts in. The baskets I have made previously were rectangular with handles at each end. I can't remember how I came across this variation, but Film in the Fridge have a great tutorial on how to make round bottomed fabric buckets. I had some fabric that I wasn't quite sure what to do with, so I used some of it to make some buckets. These were started before Christmas last year, as I made one to hold the story stones (will post about that later!) Lily made for her pre-primary teacher as an end-of-year-thanks-for-being-my-teacher-gift. Whenever I embark upon a sewing project I tend to cut out a number of them at once. In the case of these fabric buckets I finished Lily's, but the others were shelved until the Christmas frenzy had disappeared. The interfacing I used was a tad too stiff and would benefit from being ironed to re-adhere it to the fabric after being turned inside out a few times during construction (similar to when I used it for this messenger bag). Overall, I'm pleased with them! I think I'll toss these in the gift box to be used later in the year. If they are still hanging around at the end of the school year I could put the teacher gifts in them as per last year!

1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute! I have been thinking about making something like this for the rapidly growing piles of scraps in my sewing room. Thanks for the tutorial link!


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