If you've been following my Instagram you know that I started making a DIY rope basket this week. I made a few videos that show how I started my DIY rope basket HERE and HERE. Well it's finished! I have seen several DIY rope bowls on the web and was able to put together how they were done with a post from mo bedell. Thanks Mo! She doesn't show you how to add the fabric to the rope, so all I did was wrap it around the rope as I went along. Since I wasn't sure how the wrapping was going to work I did not start it at the very beginning of the rope, that's why it's white in the very middle. I assume that I would use a folded bias fabric if I did not want the raw edges showing in this type of project, I gotta research that a little before I try it.
I am going to make a tutorial because I'm hooked! I've seen a rugs and I want experiment on different shapes and sizes. So look-out for the tutorial coming real soon. For my first basket I used recycled denim, one of my favorite things to work with. I used several shades from my stash. I also used a top-stitching yellow color to sew my DIY rope basket together, it was only right since I was using denim. The rope is just your regular clothes-line rope from Walmart. I used almost two packs for this basket.
You wanna hear a funny story? OK since you twisted my leg. I was fabric shopping several weeks ago and I knew I wanted to make a rope basket. So I bought some cotton rope from the fabric store. I bought the fat-est rope that they had which was like a inch in thickness and I bought 10 yards that cost me $6.00. I was like I am going to make a really cool rope basket with this rope. You may see where this story is going by now.... so I get the rope home and I sit at my sewing machine ready to start my basket it was only then did I notice that there was NO WAY IN HELL this rope was fitting under my sewing foot! I laughed so hard I almost pissed my pants! So it was at that time to took my butt to Walmart. [that's what I get for always trying to be extra]
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