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 mine.....you make a tight circle with the rope to start the bottom of your bowl and continue going around in a circle.....you 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!!