My friend Holly just showed her first fabric collection, Brush Strokes (Cloud9 Fabrics), a few weeks ago at Spring Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was super excited to make a little project for her booth and this Bucket Bag (pattern from my book) was just the ticket. I was so excited to see how her booth came together, her watercolor paintings translated to such a beautiful fabric collection.
Because the main fabrics were quilting cotton I did line them all with cotton canvas. I still used SF101 on all the pieces as instructed, but then basted the canvas on after. I really like the feel of the bag with the canvas in between. I think this bag is definitely fun for someone wanting to try out a few new techniques. The grommets are so fun and easier to install than you might think.
I also used a scrap of leather for the closure, but instead of sewing the middle seam, I used a rivet which worked equally as well.
I did manage to make my way down to the park to get pictures before shipping it off to Holly. Of course getting pictures is a high priority! Keep an eye out for Holly’s fabric which should be arriving in shops very soon!