Rope basket

Here is another idea if you have plenty of scraps of material that you want to use instead of throwing away – make a basket. All you have to buy additionally if you don’t have it at home, is rope. I used cotton rope that is about 6mm thick, but you can decide.

Gather all the material that you have available, and then cut them into strips of similar size. Then the work starts! For the complete tutorial please visit this website:

Rope basket final







Just a hint, if some of the material you are using frays a lot, just fold over the edge before twirling it, this will help. The more rope you use, the bigger your basket will get. My basket came out quite big, approximately 50cm high, so I am able to store all my bags inside it!

Rope basket final 1

Rope basket inside



Bag and basket in one!

I found this great pattern and instructions for making bags that look a bit more like baskets – called bagskets.

They are especially handy for when going to the beach with all the towels and sunscreen, books and cold drinks. They can also be used for kids toys, crafting material, all the shoes that need to go along on holiday, or about any use you can think of!

On the inside there are various size pockets to store a host of smaller items. This is really a very useful bag!

Bagsket butterflies and polkadots