Tuesday, April 5, 2011
My bucket list....
this etsy shop as well as the one for the darling pail in the picture below. I'm planning to make a few of them for Easter baskets for the kids. This awesome canvas bucket is for my craft room. The pattern comes with 3 iron on labels, but I purchased the "make life happy" label separately. I have other projects in mind for the other 3 labels. I used red cotton canvas (that is 50% off at Joann this week) for the outside and Cosmo Cricket cotton for the lining (another fav of mine). This bucket is not hard to make, but the pattern might be a bit of a challenge
for someone new to sewing. There are no diagrams
on how to assemble the bucket. The pattern says "sew the side seams together and then attach the bottom to the sides." I can just imagine someone who has never done that before saying "OK...great....how do I do that?" The pattern also has you cut the sides and the round bottom out in 2 sizes so that the lining is just a bit smaller than the outside. I cut all the pieces the same size and assembled the outside shell at 1/4" seam allowance and the lining at 1/2". It made cutting the pattern pieces alot easier. I love the way it turned out! I can't wait to make some of the pails with the little flags all around. And I also received my Sweetwater apron pattern and labels in the mail yesterday, so I'll be starting on that this week too. I finished this in time to link up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story. You should definitely pop over there and see all the creative things that other crafters are working on! What are you working on this week?