While not a new concept at all, rope bowls are entirely new to me and SO fun to make!
Cotton clothesline about 1/4″ thick is ideal for this project, I’ve found it at the grocery store, Walmart, and a local hardware store (I had to look around a bit after one ran out!). Start by making a small coil in the bottom, add a few pins and secure with an X, then go back to the center and start to spiral around with your zig-zag stitch.
If you are concerned about your machine handling the bulk, it’s not too bad actually! I would compare it to sewing over a few seams at the center of a quilt block, and since you are using the same height the entire time most machines will happily sew along as usual. The rope is really soft!
I started a pinterest board for sewing with rope, included a few of the tutorials that I looked at when I was getting started, I hope you will check it out for more info!
Have you made a rope bowl? I’m thinking macrame might be next!
I hope you are blessed today –