Sunday, April 26, 2015


Fold the rope to the left and zigzag down the center with a wide zigzag stitch

keep turning the rope counter clock wise slowly, all the while zigzagging catching both sides of the rope. Sewing on a cotton clothes line produces a lot of lint, these baskets/bowls use a lot of thread…
so I cleaned my machine every bobbin change and oiled the machine every two bobbin changes. Use a big needle or a jean needle if you have one avaiable. Get into the rhythm and it will become meditative before you know it.

Make a flat disk to what size you wish, then…

push down in the center

raising the side up about 45 degrees

each round raise the side a little higher to build the side walls.

keep going round and round…raising the side

when you have the height wanted

and if you choose to have a handle,
back stitch where you want to start your handle and cut the threads

make a loop the size wanted then start stitching on the other side,( see picture 3rd one down),  remember to back stitch! go around and add another width to the handle. Add as many widths as you like or have rope to use, don’t waste any.

see below how it all come together ;-)

I had a little bit of line left, so got a little creative.
every bowl/basket will be different if you let the moment do all the creativity.

inside my completed bowl

 Using my bowl for storing loose makeup containers.

that’s pretty much it….let your creativity go wild. These are fast and it feels great to finish something useful all in an hour to a couple of hours.
Don’t forget to put on a corny movie, one you have seen a hundred times so you do not actual have to watch the movie.
Have fun, and be sure to share what you create!


sunny said...

Thanks for the tute! I plan to get some clothesline and try this. Any suggestions about how much clothesline to make a particular size of basket?

Angie said...

You did an awesome job with this tutorial, Eileen---I am definitely going to make one or three. :) Thanks so much for taking the time to make and share this with us. :)

Angie said...

I have a Bernina also and meant to ask if you have a preference about your stitch width/length settings. Thanks, girlfriend :)

DanielleB said...

Oh my goodness! I think even I could do these. I will look for clothesline rope next time we go get animal feed. Thank you!

Terrie Sandelin said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of these -- I like the effect when you change the thread colors as well.

Bonnie said...

Thanks Eileen for the Tutorial. I definitely need to make some of these. I love Caitlin's pergola. I've been wanting one in my country yard but alas....I don't have anyone to make one. I am JEALOUS>


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