My 2nd Fabric Bowl

comments (3) July 22nd, 2009 in gallery     

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Fabric Bowl, Fall Leaves
Hmmm, how to finish off the coil?
Add a crochet flower and button!!
Fabric Bowl, Fall Leaves

Fabric Bowl, Fall Leaves

Photo: don_mae

After seeing this fabric bowl here at Craft Stylish, I decided to make one. My 1st attempt came out HUGE. This is the 2nd one. It is still larger than the one posted here but I like it.

Instead of clothes line, I used 8mm thick macrame cord. I've had no problems sewing through it. And to end the coil, for this bowl, I created a circle and added a crochet flower and button to cover it.

You can read more on the making of this fabric bowl by stopping by my blog.

Thanks for looking!!

Pattern or design used: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl
posted in: gallery, sewing, fabric bowl, fabric strips, fabric basket

Comments (3)

Susanspel writes: I agree, finishing off the baskets is always a challenge. I like the idea of using the wooden handles and will give that a try. To answer how long of a cord you need, the baskets posted on this fabric bowl page use anywhere from 60-100 feet. It takes a lot more clothesline than you think to make a decent size basket. I am quilting too and the extra material I have around make great combinations for the baskets. Sometimes if I want to add a punch of color to the design I will purchase a quilt fat or two from the fabric store.
Posted: 12:27 pm on August 2nd
don_mae writes: Hi there. I didn't measure the macrame cord before starting so I can't tell you exactly. And I am making my bowls a bit larger than the one posted here at Craft Stylish. BUT... I am on my 3rd bowl and still have plenty of cord leftover. I bet I have enough to make 2 more bowls.

I got the cord at Munro Crafts.

Good idea on these for gifts. I plan to gift a few too.
Posted: 7:57 pm on July 26th
fancypants writes: About how many feet of cord are you using in making the baskets. I haven't made one yet, but did purchase 100 feet of clothesline so that i can try one out. as a quilter, i have a lot of fabric scraps. I like the baskets and this looks like something i can make to give to some of my friends for xmas gifts this year, depending upon their decor in their homes. Did you purchase the macrame cord at a hobby shop?
Posted: 7:53 pm on July 25th
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