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Garden Bucket Tote Bag FREE sewing pattern

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Garden Bucket Tote Bag FREE sewing pattern

It doesn’t take a green thumb to make a handy, multi-pocketed garden bucket tote! It also doesn’t need advanced sewing skills because this insert fits inside a 5-gallon bucket (or can be adapted to fit a bucket of any size). Keep all of your gardening tools and supplies close at hand as you move from place to place.


  • All-purpose thread in matching and contrasting colors
  • Yellow cotton fabric (outer), 1/2 yd (45.72cm)
  • Pink cotton fabric (liner), 1/2 yd (45.72cm)
  • Green cotton fabric (pleated pockets), 1/4 yd (22.86cm)
  • (2) 5″ (12.70cm) squares pink print fabric with pinked edges (patch pockets)*
  • *Leftover squares from a charm pack are ideal for the patch pockets.
  • (1) round 5-gallon bucket
  • Double-fold bias tape in matching and contrasting colors, 2 pkgs. each
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies

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