I got inspired by the scrappy challenge to do some sewing. This technique is an oldie but a goodie, that lots of people have made. I really enjoy making these scrappy fabric bowls, each one turns out differently and it’s quite an organic process to shape them.
This time I used up several leftover reels of sewing thread and mixed up different colours. I experimented with going over the stitching thickly in places, to add a bit of texture and visual interest. I also tried some different ways of finishing the top.
I like to use soft cotton piping cord for the base, it’s quite easy to sew through. It’s also a good project to use up funny shaped skinny fabric scraps left over from dress making, as the strips don’t have to be cut super straight.
They were a lot of fun to make! Most of them have gone to a fundraising sale for our local art group.
Pretty, all so pretty. Love that rainbow number best, of course!
That blue and green one! Swoon!
I’m a sucker for scrappy rope bowls
Do you think the piping will hold up like rope will? I have a bunch of piping but no rope and have been itching to try making some bowls.
Ooh, they’re so colorful! I love the look of those zigzag stitches against the fabric. These all came out so nice!
I have a bunch of piping that is too big. Maybe bowls are in its future.
Once it’s all zigzagged together, they are sturdy enough, and seem to hold their shape well. I think piping cord is plenty tough enough for smaller size bowls, maybe not for a larger storage basket to hold anything really heavy though. I really like that it’s easy to sew through!
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments
These are all fantastic. Love that rainbow one! The tab is an interesting addition that I haven’t seen before.
I love them all! It’s so fun to wrap them and then end up with a completely different finished product. You just never know how it will turn out. The blue and green one is making me swoon. I love it!
They are all fantastic. Love the colorways you chose. Each one is so unique and pretty!
They are all so pretty! You made the colors blend perfectly. The blue one is my fave.
It’s partly to cover the uneven spot on the rim where the cord finishes, but it’s also a loop, so you could use it to hang the bowl, or pin it to a pin board or something. Glad you like it
These are lovely bowls. I’ve made this kind of fabric bowl befor and love them.
They will be loved and fantastic use of scraps
My favs are the blue-green ones. So cool! They add lovely color to the decor. Good job!
I have a bowl like this I purchased from Etsy and I just love it. It’s currently collecting kitty whiskers as I find them.
Such a great reuse of fabric!