cord basket

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but in the three years we’ve lived in this apartment, I’ve never had a trash can in my craft room. Usually there’s a stray Joann’s bag I can throw extra bits of string or scraps of fabric into, but sometimes I just have a Designated Trash Spot– an area I loosely aim for when tossing clipped threads on the ground. It’s a problem I decided to remedy today by making a cord basket.

suppliesUnlike other baskets I’ve made, this one is not woven. Coils and coils of cotton cord are held together with a simple zig-zag stitch, creating a sturdy yet bendable vessel. This idea’s been popping up seemingly everywhere I look, and I finally grabbed some cotton sash and sat down at my sewing machine for a couple hours.

cord basketIt’s not quite as polished as it could be, but I’m pretty happy with the end result. As far as trash cans go, it’s quite a looker. I’m excited to have a new container-making-method at my disposal, and I’m also excited to finally have a place for trash.

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