Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's A Wrap!

This past Monday I took a day off work to attend a class at our local quilt shop.

We learned how to make fabric bowls.

You needed to bring your sewing machine, fabric cut into 1/2 inch strips, clothesline, and a fabric glue stick.

You put a little glue on the end of the rope, and a little on the end of a piece of fabric......

and then you start wrapping!
And around and around you go.

A few of the ladies, decided to wrap a lot of the rope before they started sewing, and a few of us decided to wrap for awhile and then sew.....and then wrap some more!

I think the gals who wrapped a lot of the rope first had the right idea.

This is a picture of the start of make a tight circle with the rope to start the bottom of your bowl and continue going around in a use a zig zag stitch to sew the rope together.

I think the best way to describe how to sew the rope together is you just have to push the "tail" into the main part of the wrap.

Once you decide that your bottom is big enough, you use your left hand to lift it up. And the angle that you hold your bowl determines how high the sides of your bowl will be.

And my finished  bowl!  I used Christmas fabric scraps for mine.  
All and all I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!!



  1. Oh wow! I LOVE this!! I just might have to try to make one.

  2. Sounds like a very interesting class. I like the bowls. So neat!

  3. I have seen these before, but didn't know how they were made. It does look like a fun afternoon! Your bowl turned out so pretty, too.

  4. What a great class! Had no idea that's how they were made!
    xo Jane

  5. I have one of those bowls:) My Niece gave it to me as a gift! I LOVE it! Great job and wonderful thing to learn to do! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  6. I had no idea how those were made. Looks like a lot of time and effort goes into them. Love your Christmas theme bowl, so different!

  7. Those are so cute. I'd never be able to do that with a sewing machine. Thanks for stopping by Cozy Blanket. It was a fun swap. Thanks for putting Deb on your prayer list. She is really going to need prayers.

  8. Oh wow, those are fab! Sounds like my kind of workshop - indeed a great way to spend a day :-)

  9. This was so interesting, I have never seen this done! It looks gorgeous, you have my mind swirling with ideas. You directions were so good. It's posts like this that make me love blogging, I am always learning. thank you!


  10. Wow, so fun and neat how they are made! Glad you had a great day! xo Heather

  11. That's amazing! I really love the fabric and texture of your Christmas bowl.

  12. That look like fun. Your fabric bowl turned out great! Sounds like a fun day was had by everyone.

  13. Cute bowl, and I love in your post you said, "Once you decide your bottom is big enough, you use your left hand to lift it up." : D

  14. Nice job, Chris! Your bowl turned out just beautiful:)

  15. What a lovely bowl, another great stuff to make with leftover fabric, can't wait to make one maybe right after doing my latest project.