I am so excited about this tutorial... I hope y'all love it as much as I have... I have these buckets everywhere....
Here I made a craft bucket out of a pair of old jeans ( no holes in them though)and some fabric you love. The bucket is perfect for holding yarns, fabric scraps, crafting supplies, and the jean pockets "inside" the bucket are great storage places for scissors, or other crafting supplies.
an old pair of jeans
cotton canvas or upholstery weight fabric
* very important) denim sewing needle for machine
a piece of cardboard
hot glue gun
rotary cutter or scissors
1- With the jeans buttoned, cut off legs just below the zipper or pockets. Set the legs aside you'll need those later. This will determine the depth of the bucket
3- Measure the height and width of the jeans tube and cut your outer fabric to the same height +1/2 inch at the top for a seam allowance , and the same width plus 1 inch. To get this measurement lay the jeans flat and measure side to side and double to get the width
4-Pin the right side of the outer fabric to the wrong side of the top of the jeans with a 1/2 inch overlay; stitch this down over the top of the existing waistband top stitching.
(Let me just confess now for whatever reason my brain doesn't wrap itself around this concept and I ended up having to redo this step...so really look and make sure that when you're done sewing the outer fabric is on the outside the the right side of the jeans is on the inside..I'm sure y'all are not as dense as me)
* Multiply the width of the jeans by 2 to get the circumference. Divide this number by Pi. (3.14)
to get the diameter. Divide that number by 2 for the radius to get the measurement for this compass. You can use a scrap piece of cardboard for this; remember to add 1/2 inch to that measurement. ( I assure you it's not as difficult as it sounds if I can do it anyone can....really)
You know have an AWESOME recycled up cycled denim bucket for a multitude of uses.