For those of you that keep up with my work over on Instagram you might have noticed a few things other than quilts…. Rope bowls! Yes I know so completely random but I swear to you, keep reading – it’s worth it!
For those of you who are not familiar with these little zigzag stitched beauties, they are fast – pretty – and what my family and friends are receiving for Christmas this year. I am not quite the authority on how to make these guys, but I will list a couple of good references below.
How to make a Rope Bowl:
You can even add a label! I have a little stash of leather labels I bought from a seller on Etsy (cocosheaven), the extra little texture is so fun.
The only materials needed for these are:
- Household Essentials Cotton Clothesline, 3/16-Inch
- Thread – it can be contrasting to add a decorative look or stick with a cream or white to keep a consistent look (this is my favorite)
- 1″ strips of fabric to add a bit of color, this is wrapped around the rope while you are sewing
- Sewing machine that does a zig-zag stitch
- a piece of fabric or leather to cover the end (optional)
Another option for covering up the end of the rope is to just cut it, and fold a small piece of leather over the end and straight stitch it down. I found this sample piece of hot pink leather that I had on hand, cut it to about a 1″ x 2″ piece. It adds a fun pop of color right?
This last one has fabric wrapped around just the very top. You might have also noticed a slight color change on the rope, I started this one with cream and finished the last half with a light grey color thread.
Thanks for stopping by today friends, I hope you enjoyed today’s post and it inspires you to try out a new craft. These bowls are super quick and paired with cookies, a candle or lotions would make a fantastic teacher’s gift!