Nursery Fabric Buckets

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It seems months ago when I received this lovely little selection of fabric from Minerva Crafts.
I had in mind some fabric buckets suitable for a nursery. And as luck would have it I have a friend who is expecting in November and she loves monkeys!Camelot Fabrics Imaginarium collection

These fabrics are adorable. They are from the Imaginarium collection of cotton quilting fabrics by Camelot Fabrics.

I had such a hard time choosing. This range would make a fabulous quilt and matching nursery accessories. It’s a good thing I’m no longer in the market for such things!

To make my budget go further I decided to line my buckets with this grey grey spotty canvas dress fabric

Dark grey cotton canvas dress fabric
Dark grey cotton canvas dress fabric

And I won’t bore you with how I made them when there are so many good tutorials out there.

I found these two, below, very good.

This first one has a round bottom.

Fabric bucket tutorial from filminthefridge
Fabric bucket tutorial from filminthefridge

And this second has a square bottom formed using boxed corners.

Fabric bucket tutorial from threadingmyway
Fabric bucket tutorial from threadingmyway

The least fiddly is the second.
I couldn’t help but embellish with a little appliqué. That Bondaweb adhesive is brilliant for appliqué. To think I used to pin everything!fabric bucket 11

I used a medium weight iron on interfacing, ironed onto the external fabric.

I think if I made them again I would use a firm foam interfacing like this one from SewChristine. Then they would stand up more proudly.

But they are perfectly useful for those bits and pieces you need to get your hands on while holding still a wriggly baby.Fabric bucketsFabric bucketsFabric buckets

Hope she likes them.

Love, Lucie xx

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