Sewing - 7 Fast and Easy DIY Gifts Using Clothes Line RopeMay 31, 2021
Hi Karen Brown, just finished quilting and it's that time of year when you're buying things to plan houses, clean up all the Christmas parades and everything, and if you're a crafter, there are
giftsto make, there's a quick seven.
giftsthat you can make and better yet they are
easyto personalize so they are gifts that people want to receive so stay with me and I will show you how to do it if you haven't already please subscribe. button below, so let's jump right into this, this is what you're going to need to make these
ropebowls on top of a
You will need needles and thread for
rope. This clothesline rope is a polycotton blend, but you can use 100 percent cotton. The crucial thing is the diameter. You want three-sixteenths of an inch and one hundred feet. I made these three garments with one hundred feet of rope. The needles are super important. You want the denim needle. or jeans but you want size 90 I prefer to use a varied yarn. I like this fantastic. Oh, it has a little sparkle, but you can use a solid thread. These spools of thread are wound at 500 yards, but 500 yards is not enough to make the full Hundred Feet, if you choose a European brand, it is 500 meters and that is enough to get through, so on your
sewingmachine place the stitch at zig-zag and set it to the widest stitch, the stitch length should be between 0.5 and 1.
So this comes off, you want to cut this ribbon at the end and I cut it at an angle that way at the beginning we can tuck it in a little tighter, so we'll start with the basics to get started. with just let's make a little tail, this needs to be pushed in really nice and tight and you're going to start sewing right at the end, a little bit in a zigzag as you work, you might find Right at this initial part it's sticking out a little bit, so it's possible You might want to grab a couple of things when they're under the presser foot and just push it to hold it tight now, before you start sewing, I'm going to give you a I'll warn you that this first little part is tedious and frustrating so stay calm and breathe and It will be over in a minute.
You can put a pin in it to help keep those two sides together. Basically, you're going to be dancing a dance. Zigzag them together by lifting the presser foot, pushing it forward a little and doing it all again and twisting the rope, but once you've gone through the first few circles it'll be easy. You need to make sure your zigzag catches both. the inside and outside piece of rope, but if you miss a stitch or two, it's very forgiving, just keep going and go to the next place, it's okay, the hard part is over, now you just have to keep the rope straight and untangle and keep going and going and going when you get to a side just cut the end off do a couple of zigzags back and forth and that's it so we'll start with the easier project and work towards the harder one.
Now, this is a super easy project. The project is basically a trivet with a coaster attached. The shape of the trivet depends on the shape of the starter piece. We are going to make a long tail about three inches long and sew it down the middle, then rotate the tail and sew the other side and so on until you get the size of trivet you want, stopping at the point where you want to hold the coaster from the rope open, measure an eight foot long piece and then cut it off the cut end roll the cord into a spiral keeping it as tight as possible when you're done use some pins to secure it so now let's sew along the outer ring first catching both cords with our zigzag as we approach the trivet we are simply going to grab the edge of the trivet on the side and then spiral towards the middle, perfect for anyone who enjoys a cup of tea.
I have a friend who always complains about how hot her computer is on her lap, the trick with laptop mats, you need to make them rectangular, not oval like a normal trivet, so instead of starting with a queue, you should Start with a rectangle, so after you've made your first wrap, you need to fold it back on itself. To fold it back on itself to the size of the rectangle you need, be careful to keep your rectangle square. Rectangles are also problematic because they are naturally bulky at the corners, so their shape warps easily. The funny thing is that I preferred it this way when working with these larger shapes, I found it best to put a quilting glove on my left hand, and although I can usually go at least 50 feet without problems, eventually the cord got loose.
It twists and knots and I have to stop and roll it up. in a ball I think it turned out very well. I'm quite happy. This tray is so simple, you'll make one for everyone on your list. So when does the mat become a tray when you lift the mat off the sewing surface? an angle and continue sewing, it starts to form a curve and now becomes a tray the more vertical the angle of the mat, the more pronounced the curve. This is a fairly shallow tray to make the handles, we need to find the center points on the tray.
From there we can mark the opening of the handle as we approach the first mark we stop at, move the cord out of the way. You can sew backwards if you wish and then continue sewing along the inside cord until you reach the next stop. your loose lace make a mark at 2 inches match the laces at the two points you may want to use something pointy just to help keep tension there you can make a couple of zig zags in place here just to hold it in place and then sew another round So the type of handle that we're making here comes out of the pan to get that type of shape.
When we get close to the handle again, we actually have to lift the tray up, so we're sewing in a straight line vertically, yes. It requires a little maneuvering, but it's not that difficult if you take it easy and we finish the tray with this pretty little bundle, just cut your tail at an angle, fold the rope underneath just in a zigzag or backwards Werdum, personalize it with the colors your friends' favorites. A handy little feature keeps all the charging cables off the floor and there's even enough space for a few other things. Start with a one-and-a-quarter by three-and-a-half inch inside rectangle and continue wrapping the wire until the bottom measures five and a half inches.
At eight o'clock start working it like a tray and on the fourth round you are going to insert this handle. It is worked in the same way as the handle in the previous example, except that the handle and the opening are the same size. A really useful gift, you know? Anyone who likes to make bread, so when does a trait become a bowl? A bowl is simply a tray that you just keep running. A bread fermentation ball is a fairly specific size and shape and helps the dough conform to that ball shape in fermentation. stage, the bottom of this bowl measures four and a quarter inches.
I worked it at a fairly steep but not vertical angle for four and a half inches adding two single handles to the top, the top opening is eight and a half inches wide and I made a little bulge at the end can't you smell the bread already? Do you know someone who likes to make bullets? Everyday here is a bag for all your things this is my most elaborate project here it has a square bottom it has two handles and it has two openings on the side for your pens. I used white thread and then touches of color with fabric scraps.
Wrapping small pieces of fabric is quite easy. I added some glue to the rope and then wrapped a piece around the rope I had. a little bit of tail, but I'm going to trim it after I sew it, just zig zag along the rope like you normally would. I trimmed the tail as I went around it on the next pass. I made the interior grille. With a foam board I had lying around I made a quick grid with four pieces and this is to help the marker stand up, this will keep everything nice and organized and in one place this started as an experiment on how far one hundred feet they would go I started with a tail that was nine inches long and continued until the base was 14 inches wide.
Then I went on and on and on. This is a different handle than the previous one because it goes up and doesn't come out. The first pass is Exactly like the first method, you leave the outer rope aside and so on with the inner rope and then put them back together, but in the second pass, instead of lifting the bowl or tray, you hold it flush with work surface and rotates around handle. The handle is used when your bowl or bag will hang from something like a hook or the handles of a shopping bag. Three passes or more for this type of handle is best to give it some structural integrity, since it's 200 feet, let me show you.
How to join two pieces? Cut the tail at a 45 degree angle. Cut the piece of rope that connects at a 45-degree angle. Simply tuck one under the other and continue zigzagging. Can you see where the original joint is? It looks like my threads. will give me this type of bag it will be great for shopping at the market because it can support heavy objects or for knitting because the needles would not go through I hope you can use these gift ideas for people in your life if you like this video please give it a like it, take a moment to subscribe to this channel and we'll see you next time, take care.
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