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Sailing Bucket

Added Jul 19, 2014

by seasidelaundry

Newport, Rhode I...






Not intended, as the originals, to be used for bailing water from a boat. Surprisingly, is water worthy, tho’! However, useful as container for myriad of things. Adds a nautical touch to “cottage” or porch. Works as a tote for beach, gym or pool. Some awesome ones are made from old sails-vintage, in particular. I could not locate any for reasonable price & also discovered most have but one logo, or set of numbers to install character. Thus, I ink jet printed some pretend businesses & appliqued symbols. Yes, the “1” is backwards & an accident. Fortunate to discover sails have numbers printed in reverse to identify when coming & going. No pattern. I hand cut freestyle as I went along & used pot lid for tracing circle as a perfect match diameter for bottom. Finished all edges-twill tape, French seam or several rows of zigzag stitching.

Material Notes

cotton canvas duck fabric, cotton rope cording, suede, cotton suit weight, iron on interfacing, twill tape, graphic printed twill tape, cotton striped ribbon, middy braid, grommets, metal screw type buckle fastener




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 13, 2014, 12.36 PMby cathysews

    Hi there, I have accidentally marked your comments to me as inappropriate, I’m sorry I meant to say thank you for your lovely comments…not at all inappropriate!, really nice, cheers.

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    Jul 26, 2014, 07.52 PMby zenica

    Love this project!

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    Jul 21, 2014, 09.07 PMby cathysews


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      Jul 22, 2014, 03.21 PMby seasidelaundry

      Thank you. We have a Portsmouth on our island! May very well prefer yours! Projects are wonderful. You do not take the easy way out-all excellent construction.

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    Jul 20, 2014, 06.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is so Fun and Fantastic! Great job :)

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      Jul 20, 2014, 04.49 PMby seasidelaundry

      So kind. Saw a few authentic in town @ old sail recycle shop & inspired.

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