Make a Lovely Basket from Scraps

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Adjust the Size and Shape However You Want!

Do you have a lot of long skinny scraps? A wonderful way to use them is to make a scrappy rope basket.

The construction process is quite simple. Wind thin strips of fabric around rope, then coil the rope into a basket shape while sewing the rows together with a wide zigzag stitch.

Make a Lovely Basket from Scraps

Basket by Sara from Radiant Home Studio.

In the process, you can form whatever basket shape you want, add handles (or not) and create any size. Plus, you can play with color and create stripes and more.

There are many examples of baskets made using this method and several tutorials available (see examples here). Sara from Radiant Home Studio has done an excellent job of sorting through tutorials and included the ones she found most useful in the following article.

Click here for the “Fabric Scrap Bowl Tutorials” article.


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