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Fabric 'Bali' style pot w/ lid.

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Cute, Holiday, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? I use cotton quilting fabrics. I love the colors and the weight & stiffness of new fabric works well. The batiks are very nice. I use cotton clothes line cord from Walmart (100 ft roll for less than $5). Each bowl will use a full spool of thread.

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What are you most proud of? That my sewing skills allow me to make anything I can imagine. I am very grateful to my grandmother and my mother for teaching me to sew. My granny taught me to properly use the machine, about fabrics, how to read & understand a pattern & how to construct a well made garment. My mom showed me how to be creative, use my imagination, to recycle, repurpose and to make whatever I could. I love to find new ways to sew! Oh, My newest obsession... Needle Felting!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start small. This pot took a long time to make. Also I found that sewing thru the cord was pretty hard on my old machine. So for my birthday my hubby bought me a new Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine. Yippie! It works so much better. And use new sharp, size 14 needles. This dulls needles fast. I hope this inspires you.

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I also would LOVE this pattern! Where can we find it?

01/09/2012 Flag

Thank You! :)

01/10/2012 Flag

Thank You! :)

01/10/2012 Flag

Very nice

01/09/2012 Flag

Thank You! :)

01/10/2012 Flag

Thank You! :)

01/10/2012 Flag

Thank you all sew much for all your wonderful comments. I'm very touched that my project has gotten so much attention. I've tried to give instructions you'll be able to follow. This was a first for me. I can sew, but I'm not a photographer. I've never documented a project before. And getting it on the website has been a challenge. I'm still learning to use my computer. I have had a lot of fun! :)

01/10/2012 Flag

Sandy thank you VERY MUCH, most kind of you to take all the time and effort to put this info and pictures together, not to mention the uploading. Apparently you did it very well. I think I figured it out now how it all works. As you very well say it requires a lot of patience but should be manageable. My only worry is that maybe my sewing machine will not oblige if the fabric encased cord gets too bulky. I have a problem there with my Elna. I will give it a try and worse come to worse I may have to sew it by hand -crazy eh-? Also maybe it is necessary to wash separately cloth and cord, in case it shrinks afterwards? (my problem I guess, I like to be able to wash my projects). Anyway, many many thanks again.

01/13/2012 Flag

Your bowls are great! Making a wrapped pot that deep takes a lot of practice. Love how you embellished the lid!

08/28/2012 Flag