For these rope baskets it's best to use a lighter
stitching design, one that is round in shape. Avoid
choosing a design with solid fills or many layers of
color. Designs with running stitch and only a couple
layers of open fills will sew best through the density
of the rope. Heavier
designs will cause the thread to break more frequently.
this tutorial, we used 7/32" Evandale Cotton Clothesline,
which can be purchased online at
The Home Depot, or
Walmart. Be careful to choose a
rope that isn't too stiff or dense, both of which will
make it harder to sew. Without feeling the rope in
person, it can be hard to determine consistency. For
best results, use a cord that is flexible and loose
enough to coil and stitch through.