Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Fabric bucket tutorial



Enough of all the containers!!! This is the last post about them I promise! I've been asked a few times for instructions on how to make them so I thought I'd post a tutorial. This is a very easy project. The hardest bit is to get the base and the sides to meet up neatly. If anyone has any tips on how to make that easier - please share!





That's all - enjoy!

23 comments:

Lisa said...

You can never have too many of these - they look great! I would sew the side piece onto the base first and then sew the side piece together. That way it doesn't matter if you're a bit out with the seam allowance.

pippijoe said...

Ahh.. yes good idea - Thanks for that!

Claire said...

merci pour votre tutorial!!!
i will try

Magzy said...

If you run an ease stitch around the outside edge of the sides, gather and then ungather it, it might help. Another thing to try is cutting the side piece on the crossgrain (diagonal) so it has a little stretch as you ease it around. I always use lots and lots of careful pinning on things like that. Awesome little project!

Sam said...

Thank you for the great tutorial; I've been wanting to make these for ages.

Linda said...

hi I have just popped over from Mixtapezine and so glad I did, love your work and love your blog!!!

Danielle said...

i think i'll have to give this a go... wish me luck :)

beas barnslikheter said...

Great tut...I really long to stick my teeth into this one. Very nice!

Jesse said...

Thanks for this tutorial! Someone just commissioned some of these from me, as a way to show off my fabrics, and your tutorial was a great help. I did end up sewing the 2 buckets together inside out, leaving a bit unsewn at the base of the lining one, and pulling the whole thing right-side out through there. Still had to topstitch around the top, though.

Isobel said...

Really lovely idea, thankyou for posting it! I've just made two small ones to keep my hair clips in

Becca Nelson said...

These are brilliant! I'm going to have to remember these for gift baskets next Christmas. Thanks!!! Found the link to your blog here: http://flickr.com/photos/29520256@N05/3209484956/?addedcomment=1#comment72157612881997530

Lori said...

Thank you for the tute. I'm a beginner sewer (3 weeks in) and here is my attempt.
http://toughpixel.com/post/85877033/fabricbucket

emilyflippinmaruna said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I've been looking for one for a while. I just wanted to let you know that I've taken a picture from this page and created a link to a Must MAKE Monday list on my blog, The Handmade Experiment. Chock full of tutorials and inspiration, the list is a nod to the film Handmade Nation and an ode to spring. Check it out at http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com and let me know what you think!

Thanks again,
Emily

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

These are so cute, I couldn't help but link to them on my weekly roundup. Thanks! :>)

polly pratt said...

I`ve just found your blog , it`s great. I will have to give these ago.

Anna

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Great tutorial and super easy... although apparently I can't cut a circle haha... here is what I made.

http://moobeardesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/marlas-baby-shower-prizes.html

xo Steph

Anonymous said...

If you sew the base to the sides before you sew the side seam, you can just trim off the excess fabric and viola! Your sides match up perfectly!

Kelly said...

Thanks for this tutorial, just what I was looking for to hold bits and bobs in my sewing room. Thanks to the earlier commenters for suggestions for getting the circle and the rectangle together too, I tried both suggestions of cutting on the crossgrain and sewing the side seam second and both worked really well (and I have had a lot of trouble with this type of thing on hats before!).
Thanks again!

~Nicole~ said...

thanks for this tutorial!

Linda said...

Great tutorial. I have made a total of ten with my daughters. We plan to give a few away. Thanks!

Sara said...

What a fab tutorial! I am making a selection of storage items this week for my classroom and hope to do these ones! I'm slightly worried about the sides/bottom thing but sure it can't be as hard as shirring which was yesterday's challenge!

Hopefully some finished items will be up very soon at: http://asewingadventure.blogspot.com/2011/08/storage-or-pretty-dress-ill-probably.html
where I link to you!

Thanks again
:-)

Sara said...

Yay! I just made one of these! Can't wait to whip up another couple! Check number 1 storage bucket out at my blog: http://asewingadventure.blogspot.com/

Thanks a million!
:-)

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