Every once in a while I get inspired to make a fabric bowl. This bowl is using up an ugly batik fabric that has a gold paint on one side and some random colours that are blobs. It's not good for quilting, particularly because the gold paint makes it stiff to handle, but somehow it drew my attention as a good choice to make into a bowl.
|False start... terrible tension|
I only have one sewing machine that has a zigzag stitch which is required in bowl making - my old Janome Gem. It has some issues with bobbin winding, the hand knob falls off regularly and the tension is frequently off. It should go in for repairs, but I forget about doing that until I want to make a bowl!
The first frustrating hour was spent trying to get the tension right.
|Starting to turn the sides|
Then I realized I was building the bowl in the wrong direction to be able to make the sides turn up, so I flipped it over to continue and realized the tension was not as good as it had been momentarily! I was able to fix that again and decided to just push on.
Check back tomorrow to see how it all turned out!