How to Make Coil Baskets

by Rachel Baker on June 6, 2014

I lived in Albuquerque, NM for a couple of years, and would spend time browsing some of the more unique stores in the city on a pretty regular basis. I loved the southwest decor and the native american inspired fabrics and baskets.

I have always wanted to try my hand at making a coil basket, but have not gotten around to it. I think maybe this summer, thanks to the tutorial below, I will put it on my summer craft list.

You can make a coil basket out any thick rope or twine, you can even use scraps of fabric wrapped around the rope for something really colorful. But I decide to keep it simple and use rope (out of everything I tried I liked using cloth line the best).

To begin, coil the rope. Using a machine, zig zag stitch the coil together and keep coiling and stitching.

I spend lots of time sewing heavy duty and non-traditional materials on my machine- I typically use a denim needle for these kinds of projects.

Once you have the base of the basket you can create the sides by tilting the coiled rope as up as you sew.

Continue sewing until the basket is desired size…SO EASY!!

Here’s the article
coil basket DIY

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