It’s time for a tutorial from Paola over at Sweet Julia Boutique and I think you’re going to love this one! If you’re like me, there are Legos ALL over your house. With 4 little boys, you know they’re popular here. And it’s that time of year when you just want to get things cleaned up and organized right? Here’s a perfect tutorial for you to do just that. It’s a Lego Cinch Bucket and it holds up to 500 Lego bricks!
Who wants to make one? Here’s Paola:
Well, the holidays are behind us and it’s about time to start tidying up! My son got lots and lots of legos added to his already extensive collection, so what a better project than a Lego Carrier, a cinch basket perfect to collect and carry them without dropping a piece, thanks to the cinch closure. This bucket is lined and all seams are hidden using french seams.
Lego Cinch Bucket Tutorial:
- 1 yard of fabric (Plus scraps for contrasting band and cinch casing)
- 22 ” of cotton webbing
- 1 45″ shoe lace
- 1 cord stop
- Fusible Fleece
- Circle Pattern found HERE
Cutting Guide: Width x Length
Circle piece pattern:
- cut 1 main
- cut 1 lining
- cut 1 fusible fleece
- cut 1 piece 27″ x 15.5″ (main)
- cut 1 piece 27″ x 15.5″ (lining)
- cut 1 piece 27″x 6″
- cut 1 piece 27″ x 6″
Iron the fusible side of fusible fleece to the wrong side of your main circle piece. Place lining circle piece on top of fleece, right side up. Pin around the circle and baste together if desired.
Pin all three layers together and sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Bring fabric lining sides together and pin along the side. Don’t forget to unfold the memory case you made for the casing for this step. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance on the right side of the finished main piece. Press seam open and turn wrong side out. Sew along the side seam with a 1/2″ seam allowance, encasing the first seam. This also known as a french seam. You now have a clean seam, no serger needed!
Now it’s time to add our circle piece. Pin the main piece, wrong sides together with the circle piece and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn wrong side out and sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance, creating a french seam and fully enclosing the seam. I usually pin to make sure everything stays in place. You are almost there!
Run the shoelace through one buttonhole until it comes out the other. My mom always used a bobby pin to do this so I do it myself too, it makes it so much easier! Add the Cord stop and tie the ends of the shoe laces.
Enjoy! and have your little ones pick up those Legos! Now they can be stored and carried in nice little buckets! Did I mention each bucket holds about 500 lego bricks?
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