Yvonne Gillan, Hayward, CA, US

craft interests: embroidery, gifts, holidays, home decorating, knitting, restyle, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 06/13/2013

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Re: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl

I'm now on my third basket/bowl and it's really fun! Just a suggestion: CUT THE FABRIC ON THE BIAS. It makes wrapping SO much easier. My first two baskets - which turned out beautifully - were a bit "fuzzy" with fraying edges of the straight-cut strips. Not a bad feature but I decided to try the diagonal cut on my third bowl and the wrapping of the cord goes WAY faster and no fraying. It just has a more finished look to it. Also, on the last two rows of chord I switched to a contrasting RIBBON wrap, which, honestly, took the bowl/basket to a whole new level. Also, how about making a lid for the bowls with an inverted one on top, big button knob? Just a thought...