We have recently been discovering the versatility of cotton clothesline. First, we shared a tutorial for these gorgeous clothesline baskets that you can use for both DIY home decor as well as a solution for organizing your household items (or craft supplies!). Making these clothesline mini bowls uses the same technique as our baskets. The main differences here are the shape of the bowls and the handles of the bowls.
Just like the baskets, you will need cotton clothesline and a sewing machine for this project. We chose cotton clothesline with a 7/32-inch diameter that we found at our local hardware store. Feel free to play around with different weights of clothesline! Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to craft your mini bowls. While you are coiling and sewing the clothesline, use your hands to manipulate the shape of the bowl as you go. This is exactly how we discovered how to form the bowls and baskets into different shapes. For our set, we made nesting bowls so that they could stack easily.
We originally envisioned these as perfect jewelry bowls for your bathroom, but they would also be great for kids to keep their trinkets and treasures organized. Customize your mini bowls by adding acrylic paint accents. If you are painting, be sure to dab the paint so that it will soak through the zig-zagged thread. Use the coil of the clothesline to help you paint a straight line around the bowl. You could also paint the outside of the bowl instead of the inside if you prefer that look. I love the idea of adding some black dots to the pink bowl to turn it into a little watermelon. Clearly I have summer weather on my mind! Browse some of our other home goods sewing projects, or head to our DIY home decor section to see how you can personalize your living space! Enjoy ~ Lia