Thanks so much to Kerryanne for organising
Simply Christmas and inviting me to be a part of it .
Just in case you missed this tutorial last week
at Kerryannes I thought I'd replay it for you
besides it was sitting in my blogger dashboard
with draft written beside it taunting me !
I really don't like loose ends .
I use these buckets all year round and they make great gifts
filled with the recipients favourite things .
I call mine Honey Pots as I have made mine
so that a 1.5kg (empty) honey pot fits inside .
This make the whole thing stand up firmly
and you are then able to prop things up in them
even flowers !
I hope you enjoy making these .
First of all you will need - fabric
Upper band = 3 1/2 " x 18"
Lower band =3 1/2 x 18"
Lining = 6 1/4 x18"
Prairie points 24" x 3"
ric rac x 18"
2 co-ordinating fabric circles with 6" diameter
interfacing for base and lining
Cut your prairie point fabric into 8 x 3 inch squares .
Fold over point to point to form a triangle .
Fold over again until all raw edges are at the long edge of the triangle .
Press and starch as you go for nice sharp points .
Pin the points to the top edge of the
lower band of the main fabric
starting and ending a little before the edges.
Slip the top corner of each point into the one before .
Tack the points on to secure .
Stitch ric rac along the middle of the upper band .
With right sides facing and using a 1/4" seam
stitch the top and bottom band together .
Adhere the interfacing to the lining and lining circle .
With right sides facing stitch the completed outer
at the short ends forming a tube .
Repeat for the lining .
Cut your ribbon piece into 2 x 6" pieces .
Pin each piece of ribbon to the top of the main fabric
each at the halfway point .
Slip the lining tube over the outer tube with
right sides facing and stitch all around
catching the ribbon handles .
Pin and stitch one fabric circle to the main fabric .
Pin and stitch remaining circle to lining
leaving a gap about 3" for turning through .
Trim with pinking shears .
Pull fabric gently through gap and stitch closed .
You can also topstitch along the top too .
Fill your pots with baubles or tinsel and use as
a decoration or fill with wrapped lollies
to give as a gift .
The one made here was the giveaway prize
and the winner was
Congratulations Brianna and thankyou
to Kerryanne for having me
at your place , I hope I didn't make too much mess .
I think I may have because she has cleaning
for Christmas tips today , oops!