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DIY Rope Basket Kit - Set of Five Trinket Bowls

The Set of Five Trinket Bowls DIY Rope Basket Kit from The Mountain Thread Company sets you up to sew FIVE adorable tiny trinket bowls to customize as you wish. The finished baskets would be the perfect size to hold change, coins, or small jewelry. Expect some variation, but each basket would measure around 3” across and about 1” tall.

The Set of Five Trinket Bowls Kit contains the following:

  • 15 Yards of 3/16” 100% cotton rope (an exclusive Mountain Thread Company braid made in our home state of North Carolina) to make five round baskets

  • Introduction card with details for machine settings, thread selection, and expanded tips for fabric wrapping and customizing the baskets

  • Detailed instructions with illustrations for making five baskets AND finishing detail

  • 1 heavy duty sewing machine needle

  • A link to unlock bonus material on our website.

In addition to the materials included in the kit, makers will need a sewing machine**, scissors, and 50 wt thread. Makers can also incorporate any of their own fabric remnants if desired (fabrics are not included).

**The Mountain Thread Company’s signature 3/16” rope was developed specifically for coiled rope basketry, and is custom made exclusively for The Mountain Thread Company. It is similar to layers of denim or canvas, which can be sewn on domestic machines. Use the provided heavy duty needle (a size 100/16 denim needle) to accommodate the thickness of the rope.

This is an introductory basket project for sewists who are confident in steps like changing the machine needle, adjusting stitch length and width, and pivoting. Check out our tutorial videos to preview coiled rope basketry techniques.

Basket photos are for demonstration purposes only - this kit will guide you through making your own unique baskets based on your awesome style and personal taste.