Monday, August 24, 2009




Fabric bowls...


So I have been fascinated by those fabric bowls for a while now. Saw someone make one and thought, "Yeah, I could so do that!" So I did. I bought the cheap clothes line from the dollar store and tore some old scraps of fabric into 1" pieces and twisted around the rope- made a coil and stitched together with a fat zigzag. How easy is that? They turn out neater if you cut the strips instead of tear, and use a little heavier rope, but I kinda like the ratty look. And you have to go clockwise if ya want a big bowl. Where's the trust? OK, if ya go counterclockwise you end up in the neck of the sewing machine and it's harder to tip the bowl once you get to a bigger size. Trust me. Oh go ahead and try it, you'll see what I'm talking about. They're a lot of fun!

3 comments:

Peni said...

Very cute and cozy.

Quilt Pixie said...

really like the "thready" look you created by tearing the fabric -- much homier then cut fabric :-)

Isobel said...

I'll take your word for the clockwise direction. I once took a basket weaving class and I was making a basket that was square on the bottom and round on the top. I got the 'square' part down pat and then asked the instructor, "Ike, how do I make it round now? and he answered, "Think round." I did and it worked.