As you may know, I have decided to start sewing again. And instead of buying patterns, I have been trying some of the great tutorials featured on my favorite sewing blogs. I found this storage bucket tutorial on the fantastic blog, Film in the Fridge. This tutorial was very easy, even for a novice like me. The hardest part was cutting out the circles; however I finally gave in and bought a circle cutter from my local JoAnn’s. This made circle cutting infinitely easier. I totally recommend one.
I use my buckets in my laundry room to store random socks, mesh laundry bags and tin foil balls used to decrease static in the dryer (yes it has helped cut down on static!). Other great storage uses include kids and pet toys, knitting supplies, laundry, hair accessories, belts, and the list goes on.
If you’re excited about this project and can’t wait to get started sewing, a detailed tutorial can be found here. It features two bucket sizes. I opted for the small version and plan to make a larger version for some of my friends who have kids. Here is a list of supplies I used:
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter
- Circle cutter
- Cutting mat
- Fusible interfacing
- Large ruler
One thing I want to highlight is the importance of fusible interfacing. Unless you are using sturdy or thick fabric, the buckets will have a hard time staying upright.