Bucket Bag

Daughter #2 gave me some of her old ABU pants for the fabric because I wanted to make a bag. I found a tutorial at We All Sew for a bucket bag that looked like just the ticket!

I also had this key chain that I wanted to incorporate.

It took a bit of creative piecing to get a flat piece this size. I was able to use three of the pockets in it.

I don’t normally sew bags, but I’m pretty happy with how this turned out!

It is pretty roomy, I tucked a throw quilt inside.

The rope serves as closure as well as back pack straps.

Daughter #3 graciously served as model.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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16 Responses to Bucket Bag

  1. Terri Bertalan says:

    That is a great use of her pants. I love it!!! I have some pants here too from my son, I should try something like that, but I’m much better at making quilts…lol

  2. What an awesome bag. It’s a great idea to re-use pants.

  3. Janet O. says:

    Love the way you incorporated the pockets into the design. Makes it even more practical! Great job, Katy.

  4. Summer Daisy says:

    Nice idea! The bag is cute ♥


  5. Kathleen says:

    Cool beans!! I have some of my son-in-law’s camo pants. I used some of the fabric to make the back side of my granddaughter’s (his daughter) Christmas stocking. I also used a few bits in a paper pieced pillow for my stepson.

  6. Sandra B says:

    This is so awesome, Katy! And the personal connection being from your daughter’s clothing, rather than yardage purchased at a store makes it even better!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. Kathy D says:

    Love it – you did a terrific job!

  8. Oooh! I like it. It turned out really nice!

  9. Rochelle Summers says:

    I really like the bag and the key chain is just the right accessory. I’ll be looking for that pattern on We all Sew.

  10. lois92346 says:

    That is SOOOO cool!!

  11. Sandi says:

    That is great! Hugs,

  12. Val W says:

    Fabulous! And you know it will wear like iron.

  13. Cécile says:

    Very well done Katy !

  14. Kathi says:

    Lovely bag! You are blessed to have children that appreciate your skill too! Kathi

  15. redeemedsheep says:

    That’s really cute!!!

  16. Luann says:

    What a great idea! I have a feeling this might be on my to do list pretty soon. Thanks for the share

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