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  • PDF pattern

    Main fabric (we recommend upholstery weight)

    Lining fabric

    Heavy weight interfacing

    8 sets of tent grommets in 1/2” size

    Thick rope, or cotton twine

    Multipurpose adhesive such as UHU

Perfect for the beach or a day by the pool, this slim bucket bag is fun to carry as it is to make on your own.

 Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Tent grommets can be found in hardware stores, and are usually sold with the tools and instructions to affix them. 


 Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

For the rope handle, you can either use thick rope, or use our tutorial to make your own handles out of cotton twine.

 

 

Cut the main fabric, lining fabric and interfacing according to the PDF pattern:[1]

2 x body pieces each

1 x base piece each

 

Iron on the interface pieces to all the lining pieces. 

 Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

For the body pieces, place the main fabric piece to the interfaced lining piece with the right sides facing. 

 Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Stitch the pieces together at the top, 5mm away from the edge.

Repeat with the other main fabric and lining body piece. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Now place both pieces right sides facing like the above picture. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Sew down both sides, 5mm from the edges. You will have a tube. 

 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Turn the tube inside out, and fold the lining fabric into the main fabric. Let some of the lining fabric peek out from the top of the bag’s opening. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Top stitch the bag opening. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

This is what your bag’s opening will look like. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Lay the pattern piece on top of the bag to mark the points for the grommets-- 4 on the front, and 4 on the back.

Carefully cut out a hole large enough for the grommet to fit in. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Tip: Cut a hole that’s smaller than the grommet, and carefully snip around the edges as you push the grommet through. This is to avoid the chances of cutting a hole that’s way too big. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Follow the package instructions to hammer the grommets in. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Once done, you will have installed 8 grommets onto the bag. 

 

Machine baste the main fabric and lining of the bottom of the bag, as close to the edge as possible. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Place the base pieces together wrong sides facing. Machine baste all around as close to the edge as possible. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Turn the bag inside out, and pin the base to the edges of the bag’s bottom.

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Stitch all around. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Turn the bag inside out again. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

To make the bag handles, tie 3 strands of cotton twine (measuring 44” each) together. Dab some adhesive onto 2 strands, and use the other strand to wrap around them. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Keep dabbing and wrapping until you reach the end, and knot the ends.

Fold in the sides of the opening so that the grommets are lined up with each other like the picture above. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

String one end of the rope handle through 3 grommets. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Take the other end of the rope handle and string it through the 4 grommets on the other side of the bag. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Bring that same end to the last grommet and string it through. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

Knot both ends of the rope handle, and trim away excess. 

Rope Bucket Bag - DIY Craft Project Instructions

And you’re done! :)

From: http://goo.gl/l2X9U


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