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!
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
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.
And this second has a square bottom formed using boxed corners.
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!
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.
Hope she likes them.
Love, Lucie xx
How could she not like them 🙂
Love the fabrics and the spotty lining fabric looks fab with all three prints. Well done 🙂
Thank you. I would have loved to have received them, all those years ago……
What gorgeous prints. I’m sure she’ll love them.
Thank you. We don’t know girl or boy but these should do for either I think.
You can never have enough fabric buckets and, covered in monkeys, even better.
Completely agree. Crochet monkey for her, next.
These are great. I like the contrast.x
Thank you. I like the contrast too but actually it was more out of necessity as the print was sooo expensive.
Good job it works then 😉 I like the way that it ties them all together.