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.
Hope she likes them.
Love, Lucie xx