Umm... nesting is kind of insane. Our house has never been so clean and organized, I mean, I even scrubbed the not-very-dirty-to-begin-with baseboards. That has never happened before! But aside from all the deep cleaning and closet re-organizing that's been taking place, there has also a bit of a sewing frenzy going on.
Enter the fabric bucket:
Or three fabric buckets (because if one is good, three is better?).
I made these buckets based loosely on this tutorial (I added some height and then figured out an easier way to sew in the lining). I tried three different types of interfacing: from the left I used a SUPER heavy pellon one, which I thought was too stiff. For the middle one I used a medium-weight fusible interfacing that was just perfect (it wasn't too stiff to fold the top edge over, which I liked), and the last one had no interfacing at all. And it's a little slouchy for my taste. So long story short, I would recommend using a medium-weight interfacing.
I used up fabric from my stash for the outside and some old curtains from our Billings house for the linings (Maria von Trapp, anyone?). Can I get a hooray for free projects?