These bowls are made of polyester rope thats been dipped into the dye to create an lovely painted effect.

When I heard that Rit Dye launched a new product called Rit DyeMore that would dye synthetic materials I just had to try it out!  It’s every bit as cool as I had hoped, you can actually dye many plastics and other synthetic materials now!  The results are bright and fun.  There are so many new possibilities.  I have a feeling my craft projects are going to be a little bit more colorful from now on!

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This project is from my Summer 2015 issue!

You will need:

Rit DyeMore in the color(s) of your choice

polyesther rope


sewing machine

  1. Begin by dying your nylon rope in the color(s) of your choice by following the instructions on the bottle of Rit DyeMore.
  2. One your rope is the the color you want it to be, allow it to dry completely.
  3. To construct your bowl, take the end of your rope and roll it up to a small circle.
  4. Put your sewing machine on zig zag and sew across the circle a couple of times. Cut threads.
  5. Start from the other side and make another zig zag seam across the circle. Cut threads.
  6. Use zig zag and sew together the rope in a circle form. This will be the base of your basket.
  7. To start making the sides, turn your bottom on an 90° angle and continue to sew the rope together.
  8. Continue these steps and your basket will grow before your very eyes. You will be surprised to see how perfect the sides become. It’s like magic.
  9. If you need to overlap your rope, simply place the 2 ends on top of each other and zig zag back and forth a few times.
  10. When your basket is big enough, cut off some extra rope. You can either sew it down in your basket or just zig zag the end really well so that it does not come apart.


Rit DyeMore will work on most synthetic materials.  I experimented with many different items to find materials that took the color best.  It’s such a fun process!

These bowls are made of polyester rope thats been dipped into the dye to create an lovely painted effect.
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