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We recently moved Henry from his crib to a twin bed...which means that slowly we will start to add some more grown up touches to his room. But first, he needs some organization...
Henry doesn't have quite as many stuffed animals as Violet does, yet. And, now that he is in a big boy bed, many of them have found their home in bed with him, but there are still some that I find just floating around the room with nowhere to go.
Time for a fabric bucket, I think.
Fabric buckets are such fun, quick and easy storage solutions. So far I have made some for gifts and some for organization. In the past I have used Maya's fabric bucket pattern which is great! This time around I used the pattern as more of a guide as sorts because I was using different sizes then she has in her patterns. That is one of the reasons I like making fabric buckets so much because you can make them to suit your needs...
This is a picture of Violet's old room in our old apartment...She had only one window in her room, but in her two rooms since then and Henry's now...there have been two windows in each room. So, the valence sat...waiting for something new to become of it. I had thought I would turn it into a pillow someday...But then, I thought it would work perfectly as a stuffed animal bin.
I added a strip of burlap to the bottom of the valence first before I sewed it together because I didn't want to loose all of the creatures when I boxed the corners.
And, at the top, as I was sewing the burlap lining and the valence together, I tucked a heavy duty strip of Pellon around the top to make the top opening to the bin a bit more sturdy.
With the combination of the valance, batting and burlap it stands up well even on it's own! Even the handles are scraps...too small pieces of bias tape...And, we aren't stopping with just one...While I was searching for the lining of my valence bucket...I came across something fun and interesting...the top to a pair of jeans leftover from making these pants.
So, why not make a bucket with those? I sewed up the bottom of the jeans, boxed the corners and, since I was making it out of jeans...I thought it needed something rockin' on the inside, so I used a bit of guitar fabric that I had leftover from another project.
And, there you have it...a valence and jeans upcycled to fabric buckets!