Sewing Rope Baskets

Remember the change purses I made for teacher gifts? I never had the chance to show you the rope baskets I made for the end of the year teacher gifts. Now that things have quieted down, I can finally do that.

Sewing Rope Bowls

Sewing Rope Baskets

Sewing Rope Bowls

Sewing Rope Bowls

Sewing Rope Bowls

Sewing Rope Bowls

I absolutely adore making these. It is incredibly cathartic. You can see more of these here, here, and here. They make great gifts and you can create any size you want. I think my favorite kind, though, are made with found or recycled rope. Especially if they are stained. It adds such a cool look. So for this batch, I purposely spray painted them with watered down acrylic paint (like I used in my spray paint tutorial). For some of the baskets, I even used blue thread. Ultimately, I think I prefer the white thread, though.

I think for the next batch, I would like to try to make really large ones. Doesn’t that sound like fun?!

What is your most fun sewing project?

6 thoughts on “Sewing Rope Baskets

  1. These bowls are so cute! Will be keeping my eye open for some good stained rope! 😉
    I finally dove in and actually started AND completed a sewing project.
    I made an Apron. Kind of old fashioned, maybe, but with the colors I used it looks anything but! haha
    I wish I had a little girl to make pretty dresses for! The one you made a few weeks ago is amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing your fun!
    https://AmyScrapSpot.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you! Someone actually collected pieces for me on a local beach! I just threw them in the wash, and sewed them up. SO fabulous.

  2. These are lovely ! You did a great job. Absolutely anyone would enjoy having one. Did you really mean that you used rope found on a beach?

    1. Yes! A friend of mine cleans up beaches often, and she found broken dirty pieces of rope, and asked if I could use them.
      I gave it a whirl and it worked beautifully!

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