craft interests: crochet, embroidery, gifts, home decorating, memory making, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

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My first two coiled fabric bowls

These are the first two fabric bowls I made.  They are a lot of fun to sew.  I find the fabric and rope have a mind of their own.  Neither of the bowls turned out how I had planned...

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Re: How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

this is AWESOME! I'm putting this on my must do list.

Re: How to Make a Stitches-and-Stripes Tote Bag

hmmm, this gives me some ideas for a version of my own.

Re: Make It: Potato Printed Giftwrap

I'm going to use this idea to make some of my own printed fabric!

Re: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl


I had a hard time getting mine started too, I had the same problem you are having. Getting it started is by far the hardest part. Here is my possible solution for you

Take a 5 inch or so section of rope and fold in half. Raise your presser foot as high as possible. on my machine there is the normal height and if I pull up on the lever a bit it raised up a bit more. Start sewing about an inch from the fold and do the normal back stitching. What you are creating is a leader. So now you have a leader and your rope for the bowl, put the leader under the presser foot so it almost touches the back of the needle and your project rope so it is just under the needle. Make sure the threads are towards the back of the machine. Start the stitching very slowly and when the thread is firmly locked in place you can help the piece through by pulling on the threads.

Re: How to Sew a Fabric Bowl

I love this tutorial. I looked at several on the internet and this is by far the best one. The pics that go along with it are great. I've made two bowls so far and have gotten MANY great compliments on them.