sewing tutorial: foraging buckets

$ 5.00

*NOTE: this is a PDF of the sewing tutorial, the listing does not include materials or a printout of the instructions*

This is the same project that was included in Taproot Issue 38::FORAGE. It includes a step-by-step color photo tutorial and clear instructions for making 4 sizes of foraging buckets: a 2.5" cube (seed), a 3.5" cube (nut), a 4.5" cube (berry & bloom), and a 5.5" cube (leaf & root). The pattern is adaptable to different sizes. 

When your add the tutorial to your shopping cart and complete the check-out process, the foraging bucket sewing tutorial PDF will appear on your check-out page and also automatically be emailed to you.  

When I was designing this little bag, I wanted it to meet the following criteria:

  • Be easy to tie to a belt, bag, or article of clothing so I can gather hands free.
  • Be attractive, but not precious. Can be decorated or kept simple. 
  • Be quick to sew with fabric remnants that I already have. I know these little bags will not stay pristine. 
  • Be adaptable to make in many different sizes with a simple design. 
  • Be easy to wash and mend.
  • Be able to cinch closed so the contents do not spill out.
  • Be able to sit open like a bucket, so when I come home I can appreciate the contents or just leave them inside to dry. The 4.5” size can perfectly hold a berry basket.

Need fabric? You can find plant-dyed fabric bundles and remnants here. For the fabric used in this project, you would use the want the large patches or plant-dyed organic cotton/hemp in the earth, fire, or water tones.

I'd love to see your creations! It would make me so happy if you shared them... please tag @katagolda on Instagram.


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