Thursday, April 10, 2014

No-sew fabric rope Easter basket

No sew fabric cord Easter basket
Colofrul thread as Easter eggs
photography by Trisha Zemp 

Are you ready for the easiest, no-sew fabric Easter basket? I'm actually quite thrilled with how this one turned out and how sturdy it is. Now, if only I had little kiddies to put them to use...for now they will go in storage.

Materials: 1 yd fabric, 12 yards of 12/32" cotton filler cord, glue gun, wire

Step 1: Cut the fabric into 1" strips.
Step 2: Wrap the fabric tightly around the cord and secure with glue. Don't worry about it being perfectly wrapped around. You won't notice when you go to coil it.

Step 3: Once all the rope has been covered, start coiling the rope in and secure with dabs of glue along the way.
Step 4: To make the 9" diameter basket I made, I created 10 coils around the center. Once I got to 10 I started going up. I added glue onto the outer rim of the rope and continued up.

Step 5: Once I got to the 8th row (about 5" tall), I ended the rope in the dip leading to the next row.
Step 6: I ended by gluing the end into one of the rows.
Step 7: To make the handle I added a piece of wire to the cord and wrapped the fabric around it.
Step 8: I figured out where I wanted to place the handle and then added glue to the inside of the bowl and quickly secured the handle to the side.
Step 9: Repeat to the other side.



Art and Sand said...

fun, fun basket.

I have the supplies on hand and think I will make a few tiny baskets out of thinner cording.

thanks for the inspiration.

The House That Lars Built said...

oh cool! good for you!

Kim said...

What a great idea to use hot glue! Great project!

Elizabeth said...

My aunt used to make these when I was a young girl. I was just thinking about them the other day and was going to ask her to show me how to make them; which would've been tricky being 5 hours apart. This is just what I was looking for, thank you!

onel said...

Thanks a lot!! This basket totally looks doable!

kelley said...

Going to make just haft to buy cord and some more glue. no biggie

Siti Aisya Ibrahim said...

this is awesome!!

Amy W said...

This is SO LOVELY! Pinning.