Just today I mentioned that sometimes I just like to sit and sew for the pleasure of it. That Necchi really invites usage. What a dream machine. Now that I have a "real" foot pedal (like on a car), on the Mira and I am enjoying both machine.
Jean came over and of course I took NO photos at the time. Marcella came as well and we worked on making rope bowls with fabric outers. We used 100% cotton clothesline and cut 2.5" wide strips and folded them and ironed them like bias tape. The clothes line went in the center crease with the two sides (also folded) criss crossed over and stitched in place. Mine came out very sloppy.
Then I started the bottom circle and you can see from this photo how bumpy and awful mine was.
When I stitched a bottom the size I wanted, I flipped the bottom up and continued to sew - still sloppy.
This is what your bowl will look like if you are sloppy and careless. I took scissors and literally cut it even.
I then applied a binding to try to hide the botched job. All in all, it was fairly successful. It is certainly good enough for me to use.
The binding is hand sewn down and the bowl is much sturdier with the cloth cover as compared to the bowl just with rope.
My sorry shape shifting rope bowl from earlier this year.
Jean's bowl she gave me as a gift. This is what it is supposed to look like. She makes awesome bowls.
Thank you Jean!!!