His and hers laundry hamper updates this technique by using cotton clothes as a base and fabric or thread to make the piece more colorful. You can use almost any type of waste fabric or yarn for this project, including knitted fabrics, cotton, velvet or lame fabrics and novelty threads. Be sure to buy cotton clothes and not the vinyl covered variety, which is much less flexible and difficult to stitch through. You can make baskets and bowls in almost any size or shape with this method. Cut a section of two and fifty-eight feet of cloth or thread. Start with the shortest length, and as you gain skill you can use a longer length. Hold one end of the rope in your left hand and the end of the fabric strip or two strands of yarn in your right hand. Begin winding the thread or fabric around the string to cover it. Lightly overlap the fabric, or wrap the yarn up against the previous wrapping.
His and hers laundry hamper, pass the other end of a strip of fabric or two strands of thread through the carpet needle. When you have three inches of the covered clothesline, bend it in a U-shape. Insert the needle between the two halves of the U and pull the fabric or the thread taut. Take the needle on the outside of the U and began wrapping the next section of clothing. The fall of the needle and continue accommodating by hand.
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Coil the clothesline covered around it, picking up the needle and inserting it between the bobbins, pulling the fabric or thread tight and binding the coils together. When the base is the side you want for your his and hers laundry hamper, start building by the sides of the basket. Add new pieces of cloth or yarn, as needed, wrap the fabric around itself once to secure the loose ends. Place the next coil on top of the previous one to start building on the sides. Use the needle to join the coils together as before. Place the spool direction on top of the other by a straight-sided plate, or angle the spools slightly by a plate with slanted sides.