Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Coiled Rope Bowl

The ladies at Maya Made and Soulemama have been making these wonderful rope bowls for weeks now.  
I finally took the plunge and made up one myself.  
I have a feeling there will be many more in the works!

These wonderful bowls are so simple to make!  
All it takes is some cotton braid clothesline, a spool of thread, 
and your sewing machine.  
I found this clothes line at Walmart for just under two bucks.

Begin your bowl by coiling the rope around itself and begin stitching using the zig-zag stitch on your machine.  Just keep coiling and stitching, lining up the rope edges in the center of your presser foot to make sure your stitch catches both edges of the rope.

When the bottom of the bowl is as big as you like, start tilting your work up a bit.  The angle of your tilt will shape the bowl.

Just keep sewing until the bowl is your desired shape and size.

You can add handles, a loop for hanging, 
change thread colors, even dye the rope.
There are truly endless possibilities in crafting these beauties! 

I will not stop until I have a basket for EVERYTHING!

1 comment:

Alison Creamer said...

I think we are related !!!!! TO funny ... I love this basket ! GREAT job ... BTW I had my daughter at 40 !!!