In the latest installment of "Why Anna from Noodlehead should start charging me to make gifts from her free tutorials", here is a gift I sewed for my nephew, Quinn, from my favorite Bicycle Bucket tutorial.
I checked my voicemail a few weeks ago and on it was a hilariously sweet message from Quinn (who is four and a half) asking me to please please please make him a bicycle bucket like Maisie's so he can take Kayla Dog (his favorite stuffed animal) on bike rides. How could I say no?
A quick consultation with his mom led me to buy some Lightning McQueen fabric for the outside, and of course I had to line the inside with my favorite flame fabric. I kind of cheated with this bike bucket because I only had single-sided fusible ultra-stiff interfacing on hand. I fused it to the inside and the shape of the bucket holds the outside in place nicely. (If I had fused it to the outside pieces, then poor Quinn would have kept pulling the loose lining out accidentally, I figured.)
My in-laws took it to Quinn last weekend and it was a big hit. They sent me this sweet cell phone pic of Quinn and Kayla Dog testing it out:
Thank goodness Kayla Dog won't be left behind (or worse, my sister-in-law forced to carry him) on bike rides anymore. Glad you like it Quinn -- nothing makes me happier than to sew something upon request (as opposed to my usual m.o., which is foisting sewn gifts upon unsuspecting recipients).