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Create your own adorable Tub Family using my pattern.

***** This is a PDF pattern, not a finished product*****

Skill level: Confident beginner/intermediate
A knowledge of applying binding would be useful but not essential as I provide detailed instructions on how to do this.

These useful storage tubs are perfect for organising your work space, desk or dressing table. They come in three different sizes, which nest together beautifully. A great way to use up all your scraps and incredibly fun to make. They make the perfect last minute gifts for friends and family.

Finished size (approximately):
Small: 4 ½'' width, 3 ¼'' height
Medium: 5 ¾'' width, 4 ¼'' height
Large: 7'' width, 5 ¼ ''height

You will receive 9 pages of step by step instructions with helpful tips, diagrams, photo's and templates.  All the measurements you need to make plain tubs if patchwork isn't your thing and I have also added a new section on how to make stripey tubs!

You will need:

- Scraps of different cotton printed fabrics (1.5'' x 2-4'') or selvedges for the exterior.

- Contrasting print/plain cotton fabric or linen for the lining.

- Contrasting print/plain cotton fabric for the binding.

- Scrap neutral fabric to stitch the patchwork to. Calico is good as it's quite stiff so it gives even more strength to your tub.

- Calico, linen or cotton fabric for the outer base.

- Medium weight fusible interfacing to back the outer base fabric (woven or non-woven).

- Foam stabilizer for the sides of the tub. I used a Bosal-In-R form sew-in foam stabilizer but you can use Soft and Stable by Annie or Pellon Flex-Foam.

- Heavy-weight stabilizer for the base. I used Peltex Single-sided Fusible Stabiliser Pellon (71F), which is very rigid. It also works with none fusible varieties or if you cant get hold of stabilizer, thick, stiff card will be fine.

Equipment and tools:

Thread, scissors, rotary cutter and cutting mat (not essential but will make your life a lot easier!), quilting ruler (a normal ruler will be fine if you don't have one of these), compass (optional), iron, wonder clips/binding clips (these are really useful and it's worth having them but you can manage without), pins, trick marker/watersoluble pen, fine hand-sewing needle for stitching on the binding.

You are welcome to make and sell your own Tub Families on a home-based production level.
Please credit the designer: Rosie Taylor Crafts and give the name ''Tub Family''.

Thank you!
You will get a PDF (16MB) file

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