DIY rope bowls have been around for years and years now, but I recently found an amazing yarn that makes the bowls look a bit more unique. And wanted to share the results because I really loved the look.
This softer, more organic version of DIY rope bowls couldn’t be any easier. They’ll take you less than 10 minute to make from start to finish and you can use for anything from desk organization to decorative storage. If you’re a fast sewer, it can take as little as 5 minutes to make a small set! Such a fast project. Click through to make your own.
Materials and Tools Needed
- Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo Yarn (available here)
- thread that matches the yarn color (or the exterior thread of the yarn)
- sewing machine
How to Make DIY Yarn Bowls in Minutes
The final look of these DIY bowls relies heavily on picking the right yarn for the job. So, I highly recommend using the exact yarn I used (Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo Yarn – which is available here in several different colors and costs less than $6). And you can make 2-3 bowls with one $6 skein.
1. Begin by coiling the yarn a few times and hold together using two pins. Be sure to backstitch
2. Sew a straight line across the coil forming the base for the bowl.
3. Using the zig zag setting on your machine, begin to sew the yarn together while continuing the coil effect. We found that using a low stitch width helped secure the coils more.
4. Once you have your preferred size for the base, you will start to form the sides of the bowl by putting the base on a 90 degree angle. Then continue the coiling effect by sewing the yarn together (still using the zig zag setting) until you have reached your preferred size for the bowl.
5. When you have reached your desired size, you will complete the bowl by gradually angling the end of the yarn inside the bowl while sewing. Backstitch and cut off the end of the yarn to finish.
The end result is a much softer bowl (not as stiff as rope), so keep that in mind when deciding what to use them for. I think they’d be great for desk storage, a baby’s room, or even just sitting on a credenza with some books like I did with mine.
That’s it for this more organic modern version of the typical DIY rope bowls out there. Hope you’ll give ’em a try.
Sewing by Emma Spear / Photography Brittni Mehlhoff
What do you think of this twist on DIY rope bowls? Think you’ll give it a try?