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The Mountain Thread Company - DIY Coiled Rope Basket

It’s time now to add HANDLES to your projects! This DIY coiled rope basket kit from The Mountain Thread Company makes one basket with handles. It could be your new bread basket, key corral, or the loveliest craft room storage. Use the introduction of the handle technique as a springboard for future projects with portability in mind.

The basket measures approximately 8-9” across the top (actual finished dimensions may vary).

This beginner level kit is ideal for the crafty sewist who is ready to build and develop new sewing machine skills related to coiled rope basketry.

The Basket with Handles Kit contains the following:

15 Yards of 100% cotton rope (an exclusive Mountain Thread Company braid made in North Carolina) to make three round baskets that stack together

Step by step instructions with detailed illustrations - including measurements, handle placement, tips for customizing the basket, incorporating fabric remnants, and finishing the project

1 heavy duty sewing machine needle

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).

**Wondering if your sewing machine can do this? If you have hemmed jeans/pants, sewn canvas, or stitched through multiple fabric layers with your machine, the answer is most likely 'yes.' If you've tried to do any of the previous sewing projects and your machine gets cranky and refuses to play, this might be more of a challenge for you. But, since each machine is different this is up to you!

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.

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.