Storage tub

storage tub learn to sew workshop

This is a fab project for beginners learning to sew and those with more advanced skills.  You have the option of making the outside fabric as busy or a simple as you like, personally I love a bit of colour and this is a fab stash busting project. Once you’ve made one you’ll be wanting to make more.

These storage tubs use some simple principles and come in three sizes. A full set of three would make a wonderful gift and can be made surprisingly quickly. Choosing all your fabrics might take all the time!

The project is best completed in a strong cotton, patchwork weight fabrics are perfect. You have the choice of patchwork piecing the outside together ahead of the session or making your tub with the outside as a single piece of fabric. Your patchwork can be pieced in any way but if you would like details of how to piece exactly like the photo please do get in touch.





27 Sep 2024


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Storage tub
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What will we cover?

Learn how to make your own gorgeous soft storage tubs. 


This is a fab project for beginners as it involves some core sewing principles. It’s also an enjoyable workshop for those with more advanced skills – the tubs can be made surprisingly quickly. 


When it comes to your choice of fabric, mixing and matching can make this an excellent stash-busting project. 


These storage tubs come in three sizes  – we’ll be making the largest which is 7″ wide and just over 5″ tall.


You’ll learn:

  • simple quilting skills
  • 3D construction techniques
  • how to fit curves with ease.


How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work. 


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.


Do I need any previous experience or skills?

You do need to be able to use a sewing machine to join this course.


Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

For the outside of your storage tub you’ll need to bring a piece of strong cotton fabric at 24 x 6. (Patchwork-weight fabrics are perfect.)  


If you like, this can be a pre-prepared piece of patchwork. Your patchwork can be pieced in any way, but if you’d like details of how to piece exactly like the photo above, please get in touch.


Alternatively the outside of your tub can be made with a single piece of fabric. 


You’ll also need to bring:


  • A piece of fabric for the lining – it’s handy for this to be slightly larger than the outside, i.e. 25 x 7
  • 8square of fabric for the outside base 
  • 8square of fabric for the lining base 
  • Fabric for binding, 2 1/2 ” x 23
  • Foam stabiliser, ideally fusible, such as Bosal-In-R, 22 x 6


We’ll supply additional interfacing (8 square) and an optional heavy weight stabiliser.


What will I take home with me?

As well as your beautiful storage tub you’ll take home a detailed pattern and instruction sheet so you can make more at home. 



Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Sarah Brangwyn
Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. You may have seen her share some of those on the TV channel Sewing Street. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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