All posts may contain affiliate links.
This is the Tub Family Quilted Fabric Baskets pdf sewing pattern from the designer Rosie Taylor Crafts.
These useful storage tubs are perfect for organizing your workspace, desk, or dressing table.
They come in three different sizes, which nest together beautifully. This is a great way to use up all your scraps and is incredibly fun to make. They make the perfect last-minute gifts for friends and family.
These are ideal for changing up your decor for the seasons of the year, or for the holidays. They look amazing in Christmas fabrics, would brighten up your room in Spring colors for Easter, and can make great baskets for spooky treats in a Halloween fabric. Sew a set and present to a new mom filled with goodies for her and the baby. This pattern is so versatile.
The designer rates her pattern as suitable for a confident beginner/intermediate sewer. Someone who has the knowledge of applying binding would be useful but not essential as the designer provides detailed instructions on how to do this.
When you have finished making these Tub Family Fabric Baskets they will measure approximately:
– Small = 4½” wide by 3¼” high.
– Medium = 5¾” wide by 4¼” high.
– Large = 7” wide by 5¼” high.
What’s needed to make Tub Family Fabric Baskets:
- Scraps of different cotton printed fabrics (1½” high and 2” to 4” wide) or selvages for the exterior,
- Printed cotton fabric for the lining (fat quarter-half meter depending on the size of your tub) and binding,
- Plain neutral cotton fabric to stitch the patchwork to,
- Essex linen or cotton fabric for the exterior base,
- Medium weight fusible interfacing to back the exterior base fabric (woven or non-woven),
- Foam stabilizer for the sides of the tub (Bosal-In-R form sew-in foam stabilizer, Soft and Stable by Annie, Pellon Flex-Foam or Vlieseline Style-Vil),
- Heavy-weight stabilizer for the base. The designer uses Peltex Single-sided Fusible Stabiliser Pellon (71F), which is very rigid. It also works with non-fusible variety or if you can’t get hold of stabilizer, a thick, stiff cardboard will do the job,
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat,
- Quilting ruler,
- Wonder clips/binding clips,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
Check out our RESOURCES PAGE full of great recommendations and links for fabric stores and suppliers, interfacing and stabilizers, hardware resources, and zippers.
When you add this pdf pattern to your sewing collection you will receive nine pages of step-by-step instructions with helpful tips, diagrams, photos and templates. There are all the measurements that you need to make plain tubs if patchwork isn’t your thing and the designer has also added a new section on how to make stripey tubs!
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.