How to Sew a Fabric Bowl
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
*50 feet of 1/4-inch- to 3/8-inch-diameter cotton clothesline. This is available at big box chains and hardware stores—just make sure it seems soft enough for a needle to pierce.
* Several strips of 1/2-inch- to 3/4-inch-wide fabric, cut selvage to selvage. You’ll find that the thinner strips are actually easiest to work with. If slightly fraying fabric bothers you, you can cut your strips on the bias. This is too fussy for me but will give your finished bowl a cleaner look.
* Sewing machine loaded with a NEW quilting/sharp needle
* Thread to match or contrast with your fabric. (You will use a lot of thread to make a big bowl, so wind two bobbins before you get started to avoid later frustration.)
* One binder clip (they look like this)
* Cording foot. (This is totally optional—if you have one, use it; if you don’t, your standard foot will be fine.)