All Small Three: Day Four

Now, that was fun!

I have seen fabric bowls all over the place and thought about making one for a long time, but it took All Small Week to be the right excuse.

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This tutorial from Craftstylish looked interesting. The only hard part was going to the store and actually buying clothesline.  Shouldn’t I have had some laying around here somewhere?  But, I did not.

Once I had the clothesline, though, things went smoothly.  I thought about using scrap strings, but my pieces were really small and various reviewers and the tutorial writer all said bias cut would be easier.  So, I went back to the bias tutorial I used earlier in the week, but this time my strips were 3/4″ wide.  With a piece of fabric just larger than a fat quarter, I got a lot of bias strip. Enough, in fact, to make this extremely cool bowl.

It is about 5″ tall and 10″ handle to handle, and used nearly all of 50-foot package of clothesline.  Yes, you can tell this is my first try. It is a little lopsided, the handles aren’t even,  and some of the stitching isn’t beautiful, but I LOVE the results anyway and really want to make more.

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This is a tutorial would recommend if you need a home decor item other than a quilt, or just if you want to try something new.  Go ahead!  You’ll have fun with this one.

ps–If you make one and would like to share, please do! I am interested in hearing how this tutorial works for you. ddt

 

3 thoughts on “All Small Three: Day Four

  1. I do want to try this one. It would be a great use for clearance bin fabrics where you like the colours but not the image. I’ll be on the lookout for the clothes line. Thanks.

  2. I have had clothesline all wrapped with fabric waiting for me several months now. And once I saw this it was time to get to work. I have finished 11 baskets of different sizes and 2 with handles, with 4 packages of line waiting to be wrapped. I found it easier to wrap all the line first and then just sit and sew. I used cut fat quarters so the strips were smaller and easier to handle and I glued each end as I went. I enjoy your blog. Thank you for the tutorial.

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