If I saved all the fabric scraps I generate from my quilt making, I wouldn't be able to get into my sewing room. However, I do save some and often wonder why I do as I rarely use them. Then I saw this idea to use up scraps and thought I would try it. I was immediately hooked as the process is very addictive and easy to do while watching TV. Added to which the end result just looks SO pretty.
I started with a bag of scraps.
Which I cut/ripped up into narrow strips and, after a bit of twisting and turning, turned them into fabric rope.
My old wooden bobbin, which has been sitting in the sewing room for a long time looking decorative, but without much purpose, turned out to be the ideal place to house my finished rope.
I think it is really pretty and so colourful.
Once finished, the rope is incredibly strong and I am sure there would be a lot of uses for it. One that comes to mind is to use it for wrapping brown paper parcels. For the moment, I am happy to enjoy looking at it as I find it so appealing.
Now my bobbin has a purpose and looks so pretty on the shelf.
I do love the internet for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration it provides. In years gone by I would have happily paid for a class to learn how to do this. Now it seems that everything is accessible with a few clicks and the generosity of a lot of people willing to share their good ideas.