Over the weekend we had the chance to teach a sewing class on how to make a Clothesline Bowl Tutorial. I think I love this project because they are fast and you really can make them your own! I wish I would have got a picture of everyone’s bowls at the end because even though everyone had the same supplies at the beginning of the class, every bowl was unique and awesome at the end. I absolutely love that kind of creative project where in a few simple steps…everyone’s project is so unique!
And if you ever want to make one….here’s how you do it.
A pack of clothesline (HERE is a great source if you need one *affiliate link*)
1-2 spools of white thread (they use up a ton of thread 😉
And here’s how you do it:
Set your machine to a regular zig zag stitch.
Change the width to 5.0 mm and the length to 1.6. I like to use a much shorter stitch length than most for this tutorial. But I think it helps to give a lot more stability to each bowl. (Feel free to adjust these according to your preferences and your sewing machine too.)
Start the bowl by coiling up a small circle and going back and forth with your zig zag stitch to anchor it. (I just use a straight line back and forth). Then keep stitching in a circular motion with your zig zag stitches. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes “pedal to the metal” sewing and it will go by very quickly.
When you want to start forming your bowl, you need to start to angle up the sides. To do this you will lift the left side of your circle up as far as you can and keep it perpendicular while stitching the right side with your zig zag stitches. Keep coiling up until you finish your Clothesline Bowl Tutorial the way you want it!
Anchor the last bit of rope with several backstitches and you are done! Make them any size…any shape and any height!
I use them in my sewing room to hold lots of little notions, but you could even make a big one to hold fruit or even larger.