Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion coming to you from Central Oregon.

Make Your Own - Rope Bowls

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

On a Saturday in the end of May, I came out of the bedroom at 7 pm with full-on make up when Octave asked what happened and I just said: "I'm bored!". It made him laugh so much!

I raked my brain to see what else I could do to keep myself busy and finally decided to use that rope I had ordered ages ago in the wrong diameter (I'll just never learn the imperial system).

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

I had a rope basket video tutorial in my "Watch Later" playlist on Youtube just waiting to be watched, so I gathered my supplies and got to work.

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

It has been a process. I am impatient, so I decided to skip the part where it's recommended to switch the needle of your sewing machine for a denim needle and broke it.

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

Then the tension of the thread (or the width of my stitch or its length) made it jam. Or maybe it was the bobbin. Anyhow, I did get frustrated quite a few times before it finally started going smoothly... and it was time for bed.

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

Sunday mornings are sacred in my household, so I didn't mess up with our routine and waited until the late morning to get back on the saddle. I got really confident, went a little faster than I should have and missed a couple spots, but was overall satisfied with my first try.

I then decided to give it another try and document my "I've learned from my mistakes" process, expecting that everything would go smoothly.

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

There have been a couple more hiccups. I still did not have white thread, I still skipped a couple spots, my machine still jammed a couple times, but you know what, I've enjoyed it overall!

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé

I'm proud of having tried something new, used what I had on hand and not giving up when things first got messy.

Here's to small victories!

Oh and for a great video tutorial, I highly recommend Crafty Patti's. Let me know if you gave it a try (please send pictures :)

An Easy to Follow Rope Bowl Tutorial DIY by Conscious by Chloé


What's a project you've been working on these days? I'd love to know!