This one is super cute.
Like many of my projects, I have wanted to create a toy inspired storage bin for awhile. I just needed the time and reason to develop it. We had a birthday party last weekend and I had planned on sewing it to hold the gift card. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish the project in time for the party.. So, I got to keep it.. Smile.
This is the perfect size for storing almost anything. The diameter of the bottom is 9″ and the height is 7 1/2″.
Project level – medium sewing skills needed. While this project isn’t overly hard to sew, the maneuvering of the bin through your machine can be tedious. You should also double check whether your machine can sew cotton canvas fabric before taking this project on.
- Cotton duck fabric/ cotton canvas
- Fusible interfacing – optional. This helps make the cotton duck even sturdier
- Webbing – optional. You can use this around the top edge instead of the interfacing
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Freezer paper, fabric paint, sponges – The Tulip Brand works great
Ok. Let’s get sewing..
Step – 1
- Cut out your fabric – similar to my post on fabric wine covers, you will need 2 bottom pieces and 2 side pieces. If you plan to use interfacing, fuse all pattern pieces
- Sew the rectangle/side pieces together with a 1/2″ SA
Step – 2
- Pin each bottom piece to each side. Stitch together with a 1/2″ SA
- Turn and press down the top edge 1/2″
Step – 3
- Trim off the bottom seam allowances to around 1/4″
- Turn one of the bucket pieces right side out and leave the other right side in. Place the right side in bucket into the other
- Jiggle around until the bottom seams match up
Step – 4
- Fold top edge down into bucket once more. Folded edge size can vary – 2″ works well
- Cut your webbing to size and place under the top edge – Optional
- Place your straps under the top edge and pin
- Place into your sewing machine. Edgestitch around the top, move down 2″ and stitch around the bin once more. This will hold the folded edge in place
Steps for the Car – Freezer Paper Steps:
Note – I would strongly suggest doing the freezer paper steps FIRST.. Just in case you make a mistake, you won’t ruin a finished project.
- For detailed steps on how to screen print with freezer paper, check out my dino tote bag post here
- Iron your freezer paper image down onto the fabric. Dip your sponge into the paint and brush onto your fabric. Work quickly and cover the open area evenly
- Do not goop the paint on the fabric. While the ink is still slightly wet, gently peel off the freezer paper
Have fun and happy sewing!