Lunchtime Projects – Prep for Fabric Bowls

I get an hour for lunch each day and I try to do some sort of crafty activity during it if I can manage it. I used to bring hexies to work but I’ve gotten bored with them.  I realized I could easily bring stuff to wrap cotton clothesline for fabric bowls!

Here is my setup:

I have a bin with fat quarters, a 45mm rotary cutter, a cheap rectangular ruler with inch markings on it, cotton clothesline and some paper binder clips. I cut the fat quarters into 3/4″ – 1/2″ strips (doesn’t have to be perfect) and wrap away! When I do two or three fat quarters I trim off the end, put on a binder clip and save it for when I’m ready to sew everything together into a bowl.

I have 3 bags full of wrapped clothesline waiting for me to sew into fabric bowls now.  Want to learn how to make fabric bowls? Here is a handy video tutorial that I made that shows you how!

Eventually the wrapped clothesline will start to look more like these:



  1. Светлана says:

    Как мне нравятся такие чаши! Я у вас увидела впервые и попыталась сделать. Сделала коврик и маленькую пробную корзинку Правда верёвки использовала намного тоньше, что-то побаиваюсь брать толстые. Но с толстыми мне фактура нравится больше.

    • Ваш миски и ковер выглядеть действительно хорошо! Я с вами согласен, упаковка это похоже на медитацию.

  2. I enjoyed your videos. I may give it a try. can you do another video of how to make the handles?
    I think this looks like a good way to use up fabric scraps!

    Many thanks!