Scrap bucket

Scrap bucket

Scrap bucketThis month is Scrap buster month in Sew, Mama, Sew! blog, and they have so many great projects for fabric scraps. After browsing on those wonderful projects, I got inspired by this bucket and made my own version. The bucket uses scraps of Ikea fabrics that seemed to have never stopped overflowing my sewing room.

I sewed several strips together, the lines are not straight because the strips are in different widths. Then I ironed fusible interfacing on the back and cut them into 35×80 cm rectangle.

I wanted a circle for the bottom of the bucket, so the diameter of the circle is 80cm ÷ π(approx. 3.14) = approx. 25.5 cm. I also used fusible interfacing for the bottom.

Scrap bucket

The lining is patched together from bigger pieces of the same Ikea fabric. The construction is the same as the outer bucket, but without interfacing. When sewing the lining to the outer fabric, I inserted two strips of black cotton webbing for the handle.

I think the result is pretty nice! And because the bucket is made from fabric, the height can be easily adjusted by folding it down. There are still tons of Ikea fabric scraps (and of course the non-Ikea scraps), so I guess I’ll never have to buy any boxes or cases from now on!

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  • Laura Clang

    You can actually put all your scraps in that bucket?? I have very large plastic laundry baskets (plural) full. I have been making quilts, table runners, aprons, place mats, etc. etc. and the only thing that happened is that the scraps are getting smaller. Love your blog!

  • Concha

    I love your version of it!

    (just stumbled across your lovely blog and it was great to know that you've tried making one too!)

  • Karin

    What a great idea. I think I could really use bins like this in the rooms of the little ones. Very nice!

  • verypurpleperson

    Thank you for all the nice comments!

    lunapetal, it stands really well. The fabrics are canvas and I also use thin fusible interfacings on them. I think it might need a thicker interfacings if the fabrics are not thick ^.^

  • Katie

    Love the brightness of all that fabric together!

  • lunatepetal

    I had the same idea making a bucket/garbage can from fabric. great idea using scraps!! I have to make one :)
    does it stand well? looks like it does??

  • PuggleTrouble

    It's so lovely! Beautiful, practical – great!

  • Cheilita

    what a great looking finished product. I have so much scrap! Maybe i'll try one!

  • ktrn

    very colourful and nice!

  • Wafaa

    it's nice bucket!!`very pretty.