Happy Winnie the Pooh Day! Today we celebrate the birthday of A.A. Milne, the author who brought the honey-loving bear to life. We decided to honor Milne by making storage buckets out of Disney Baby’s Winnie the Pooh fabric! Learn how to make your own fabric buckets that are perfect for a children’s room in the directions below!

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SUPPLIES

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Small Bucket

  • 2 pieces 19″x10″ fabric (one lining, one outer) = sides
  • 2 pieces 6 ½” circles (one lining, one outer) =bottom
  • 1 piece interfacing 18″x9″ (fuse to the wrong side of the outer fabric)
  • 1 piece interfacing 6″ circle (fuse to the wrong side of the outer fabric)

Large Bucket

  • 2 pieces 26″x12″ fabric (one lining, one outer) = sides
  • 2 pieces 8½” circles (one lining, one outer) = bottom
  • 1 piece interfacing 25″x11″ (fuse to the wrong side of the outer fabric)
  • 1 piece interfacing 8″ circle (fuse to the wrong side of the outer fabric)

DIRECTIONS

Place the side pieces, right sides together and stitch across the top using ½” seam allowance.
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Press seam open.
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Fold the side piece right sides together, matching the seams to create a cylinder. Stitch along the edge using ½” seam allowance, leave 4″ opening along the lining for turning later.

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Mark the circles like a clock at 12/3/6/9 on the wrong side of the fabric. Mark both end of the cylinder in the same way.
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Cylinder inside facing out, pin the circle to the end of the cylinder matching the clock marks. Add additional pins to fit the circle to the cylinder.
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Stitch using ½” seam allowance slowly stitch around the circle. Repeat for the opposite end of the cylinder.
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Turn inside out through the opening on the side of the lining. Push the lining inside the bucket and press around the top edge.
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Top stitch ¼” from the edge all around the top, and fold the top edge down 3-4″.
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