Monday, February 24, 2014

Scrap Bag Swap : Scrappy Rope coasters

I joined in Nins fabulous Scrap Bag swap again this year and received a fabulous bag of scraps from Megan! Thanks Megan

Just before Christmas I got a little bit addicted to making rope baskets from this tutorial. I made a few plain rope baskets and then really wanted some colourful ones so I started wrapping strips of fabric around the rope and these were created.

Today I'm going to show you how I did it so you can make some coasters!


Scrappy Rope coasters
You will need:
Fabric scraps
cotton rope 
sewing machine

I've been collecting scraps in this plastic bucket (classy) for several years and keep it nearby in my sewing room to pop those precious leftovers in.
Take some scraps of fabric and tear them into strips about a centimeter wide.


Wrap your first strip around the cotton rope
Twist it into a little 'snail' and start sewing (with a wide zig zag stitch)
Continue twisting it around itself
Add in new pieces of scrap fabric strips as you need to

Ta da! One scrappy rope coaster!
Be sure to check out the other bloggers joining in the Scrap Bag Blog Hop

Friday 14th                         Mousehouse – Pocket Organiser

Monday 17th                      Catalina's Cottage – Hexie love
Tuesday 18th                      Make. Life. Beautiful.  Scrappy Quilt Part 1
Friday 21st                         One Paisley Apple – Fabric Flowers

Monday 24th                       Kiwi at Heart  -   Scrappy Rope Coaster
Tuesday 25th                       Make. Life. Beautiful.  Scrappy quilt Part 2
Friday 28th                          Works in Progress – Scrappy Pot Mitt and Trivet

Monday 3rd March              NZ Green Buttons – Floral Wreath Tote
Tuesday 4th                         Make. Life. Beautiful.  Childs Bike Seat Pad
Friday 7th                            Catalina's Cottage – Giant Star Quilt

5 comments:

Jennie said...

Hey you!x
Love your bowls and coasters :: you should put this on Craftgawker!XXXJ

Leonie said...

ooooh such awesome rainbow ropey scrappy goodness! thanks for sharing Leonie x

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Cat said...

I love these so much xxx

Bron said...

These are so fabulous....how do they go under your sewing machine foot?
Might give it a try for a new go to present. xx