Buckets of the Fabric Variety


When Hillarys got in touch asking if I would like to take part in their competition I knew exactly what I was going to make.  I’ve been wanting to have a go at fabric buckets for quite some time after reading about it over on Katy’s blog Apartment Apothecary.  So now I have the perfect opportunity to get my craft on once again.


I’m not going to give you a tutorial here as Katy’s instructions are perfectly written and simple to follow and most addictive to make.  Along with the fabric from Hillarys you will need iron on interfacing to give the bucket structure and another contrasting fabric.  I used calico and paint rollered the pattern in a subtle grey, something else that is rather easy to do.  I had enough fabric to make two buckets one medium, the other small.




These fabric buckets are rather versatile as they are reversible so will fit in any interior scheme.  Great for storage without looking utilitarian, holding all those bits and bobs you have from phone chargers to lego, pens and pencils, bathroom cosmetics to balls of wool.  They are useful in every room of the house, I have used the larger of the buckets as a vessel holder filled with hydrangeas which looks most effective.  The other filled with cotton and string so it’s easy to hand.






It’s such a fun craft project to do, why not give it a go!








  • hellopeagreen

    jane I am in awe of your creativity and ability to make. I’m lacking in basic skill in sewing, mending, knitting etc…. Sorrowful

    • Jane

      I’m giving it a go Mary, I’d never made anything before last year. I can sew in a straight line and as for knitting I haven’t a clue!! Sorrowful, you, never. Jx

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