You guys. I have a new love. And it involves clothes line and zig zag stitches….who knew?!
I’m not here to tell you how to make them. There are tons of pins on pinterest for these and tutorials on you tube. They all do a good job…so just go find those. Try searching under coilbaskets or ropebaskets or ropebowls or fabric bowls etc. You’ll find them.
The white basket above is the first basket I made. And I love it. Seriously. Instant fall in love perfection. I’m aiming to keep mine simple for now. I thought I would want to wrap these with fabric because I was seeing some fabulous bowls being made that way. And maybe I still will. But for now I’m really enjoying the texture of the rope. FYI: the rope I use is clothesline rope that I buy at Joanns. It can be found in the notions aisle near the ironing supplies.
It wasn’t long before I found myself already wanting to change things up a bit. One bowl in and I was full of ideas! So I found myself dying for the first time. I was happy with how my cording turned out but I’m already ready to try more dying techniques. I just got back from purchasing more cording and two dye packs to see what else I can do.
This bowl was quite large for me and for my third attempt I wanted to try a smaller one. So I broke into my pretty ombre blue cording again and made another bowl with some little accents.
It’s the perfect size for holding those little notions while sewing! And here is a closeup of the cording and the zig zag stitching. These bowls take a good amount of thread, so don’t be surprised if you have to refill your bobbin for some of the larger ones.
I feel like I’ve found a new hobby! Never mind that it still uses my sewing machine. 😉