DIY Fabric Bucket

Contributing Writer: Michael Ann

Hello everyone!
I’m Michael Ann, from the blog Michael Ann Made
where I love to share my crafting, sewing, and knitting projects and tutorials.
I am so excited for the chance to share a New Year’s DIY with you today!
This is the perfect time of year to get organized,
and organizing for me means new cute bins to put things in!

For that reason I created a Fabric Bucket Tutorial for you today.
It’s a quick and simple project, perfect for even the most timid seamstress.
So let’s get sewing!

Materials you will need:
1. 3 Circles cut to the size you want your bucket.
Cut one circle out in the lining, outside fabric, and heavy-duty interfacing.
2. 3 Strips cut to the circumference of the bottom, and height you want your bucket.
Cut one strip out in the lining, outside fabric, and medium weight interfacing.
3. You will also need a sewing machine, iron, scissors

Now to make it!
1. Sew the side piece into a tube.
Baste the interfacing onto the outside fabric tube and circle, stitching a little bit inside the seam line.
On the tube, make clips every half an inch or so, making sure not to cut through the basting.

2. Pin the tube to the bottom circle, right sides together.
The clips should allow you to follow the curve of the circle.
After it’s all pinned, sew it up!

3. Flip it inside out and this is what it should look like!
Now sew the lining sides to it’s bottom in the same way.

4. With right sides together, sew the top of the lining to the top of the outside,
making sure to leave a couple of inches, wide opening.

5. Flip everything inside out, and then push the lining into the bucket.
Sew up the opening, fold down an inch or so of the top, and you’re all set to go!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial,
and I hope that you all have a fabulous time crafting for the New Year!
Be sure to stop by anytime to say hello,
and thank you Mari for this chance to be a part of your site!

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35 Responses to “DIY Fabric Bucket”

  1. January 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Wonderful bucket! I too have been trying to get my craft world contained making bags and baskets. This is a perfect time of year for it.

    –Denise at Sly Needle

    • January 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I need to go check out your crafty cuteness at your sight.

  2. January 16, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    Michael Ann, thanks for inspiring us to create with this lovely project!

  3. January 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Perfect! My aunt has been looking for something to keep her yarn in. I am going to try to make this as a gift. Wish me luck! Thank you for sharing!

    • January 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      I love hearing how people use our crafts or how our articles inspired them. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share!

  4. January 17, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Love the bucket, so cute, I love to sew so I will be making one. Kind find all kinds of ways of using them throughout the house. Love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best.

  5. January 17, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    This bucket is adorable!! TFS!! Stopping by from So Creative linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week:

  6. January 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    How fun a coat for your pup! So glad to have you following along!

  7. January 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    This is a great tutorial! Thanks for showing how you attached the round bottom. I’ve always struggled with that.

    (Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon)

    • January 19, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      I know Michael Ann did a great job at showing us how to do it! Always so very helpful esp. for me who needs lots of help when it comes to sewing.

  8. January 18, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    I can think of so many things to use this for! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

  9. January 19, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    That looks great! Karima

  10. January 19, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I just hopped over from Transformation Thursday because I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now… thank you for the great tutorial! t.xoxo

    • January 19, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      Theresa, I love to hear from our readers how we helped them be creative. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!

  11. January 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    My current post is one of these, too! I didn’t line mine, but used a stiff innerfacing :).

  12. January 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    That is such a cool idea! Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. 🙂

  13. January 20, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial! It made a perfect bucket to put on my changing table in the baby’s room to hold diaper supplies. You can see a pic at my blog,

  14. January 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    This could be used for so many different things! Thanks for sharing!

  15. January 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Nice job on this! I’d love to have you link it up to my party at Thanks for sharing!

  16. January 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Love it so I pinned it! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  17. January 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Cute! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  18. January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Oh I have visions of fantastic cloth buckets, and all their genius uses! Thanks for the great tutorial! I’d love if you’d come and share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at ~Jen

    p.s. Feel free to link up any other projects you might like to show off a bit! 🙂

  19. January 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    super cute. I need one of those!

  20. January 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    This looks like a fun project I would like to do.

  21. January 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Love this. I can think of at least a dozen uses for these. (saw your post on Marvelously Messy)

  22. January 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Thank you so much for joining JAQS Studio’s Linky Part. I featured your project today :).


  23. January 25, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Great job on the bucket! I featured you

    • January 25, 2012 at 4:56 am #

      I hit enter to quickly! Lol! I featured your bucket on Sew Woodsy yesterday!

  24. January 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Too cute and I love how easy you made it look! Just pinned this for when I learn how to sew 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  25. Blue Button Designs
    January 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Super cute idea, love it. going to try this, thanks for sharing.

  26. January 26, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Love it-Thanks for sharing a Feathered Nest Friday!

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