Handcraft a Rope Sewn Tote or Bag

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Handcraft a Rope Sewn Tote or Bag

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Simple, structural, and multifunctional, that’s how this week’s featured guest describes the fiber art projects she makes using cotton rope, a zigzag stitch, plus a large dose of creativity. Sewing With Nancy guest Lindsey Zinno is also a full-time college student in environmental and biological sciences, business owner, and designer. Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope to create handcrafted baskets and bags, in part-two of Rope Sewing Reinvented, Lindsey and Nancy demonstrate advanced rope-sewing techniques. Learn how to make an “Everyday Bag” in less than an hour. Plus, add tasteful accents to projects with leather strapping and signature details. You, too, will learn how rope-sewing projects are made to last and are one of a kind.

Watch the first in this two-part series Rope Sewing Reinvented Part One on Sewing With Nancy.

Find everything you’ll need to complete these projects in this Rope Sewing Reinvented Starter Kit from Nancy’s Notions.

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The Bucket Tote

During this program, Lindsey will show additional ways to be creative with a zigzag stitch and cotton rope, lots of rope! The Bucket Tote makes an impressive statement. Made with 120 feet of rope and all-purpose thread, you’ll learn tips and techniques for shaping and handle making. It’s the perfect project to begin bag making with cotton rope.

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Continuing with the organic theme, Lindsey’s next bag features leather straps and a slight oval silhouette. Changing the size of the base and learning how to easily add leather strap accents, make the Everyday Bag. Creativity is exciting! Watch how easy it is on today’s Sewing With Nancy.

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Watch Rope Sewing Reinvented (Part One and Part Twoon Sewing With Nancy online.

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Leave a comment telling us if you would prefer to make the Bucket Tote or the Everyday Bag, for a chance to win a copy of the Rope Sewing Reinvented Book and DVD from Nancy’s Notions.

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Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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91 Comments

  • LORETTA SANTILLI
    July 17, 2018

    L love the every day bag. It is lovely just as it is, without embelishments

  • Ennis A Weeks
    July 17, 2018

    I love the rope items!! But love the bucket tota. So many ways to. Use. Love it!!!!

  • Jean Palionis
    July 17, 2018

    I went to my hardware store and bought all the rope they had in stock. Now I need this book and DVD to guide me as I attempt one of these beautiful bags.

  • Barbara DeMora
    July 17, 2018

    Living in a beach community, I can’t help but think the bucket tote would make an excellent beach bag for family and friends.

  • Eileen horan
    July 17, 2018

    I love that the bucket bag can be made in only an hour – which means 2-3 hours for me. A very good use of time and a pretty bag in the process.

  • Twyla
    July 17, 2018

    Our Quilt Guild went on a shop hop this last weekend and we talked about making some rope bowls. I would enjoy making the everyday bag also. Thanks!

  • MoeWest
    July 17, 2018

    I really like the everyday bag! I think I would use this more than the bucket bag.

  • Alice
    July 17, 2018

    I love both bags! What smart, fun, creative projects! I’m so excited to try one!

  • Michele W
    July 17, 2018

    I love both bags but think I would start with the bucket tote because it looks like a good size to take shopping, carrying picnic supplies, and oh so many other things.

  • Jade
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the everyday bag because no one would believe I made it! The leather straps elevate it to a very professional look, classy!

  • Judy W.
    July 17, 2018

    They are both so unique! I love the way she’s added the extra heavy stitching in places. The everyday bag is the one I’d use choose, though. Thanks for the chance to win the book and DVD.

  • Teresa Seaver
    July 17, 2018

    I love both totes but the everyday bag would be great for summer adventures.

  • Cindy Hoffman
    July 17, 2018

    Love both, wonderful idea!

  • Mary Lou Tomei
    July 17, 2018

    I bought a rope bag many years ago while on vacation from a crafter. It was my favorite bag for many years. I would love to make one for myself to replace it. Both of your patterns are great !!
    Thank you.

  • Janet johnson
    July 17, 2018

    I love the everyday bag… just big enough for a few essentials and away you go.

  • Donna W
    July 17, 2018

    Really like the Everyday Bag. Looks like a very versatile bag.

  • Ann West
    July 17, 2018

    I really like the Every Day bag because it looks so versatile for many different uses. Thanks.

  • Donna Fecteau
    July 17, 2018

    I would like to make the bucket tote first as I need one! But the every day bag would be next made with some bright variegated thread.

  • Chris
    July 17, 2018

    I think the rope ‘Everyday Bag’ would be a wonderful edition to a summer collection of purses. It has so many possibilities for making it look very expensive with just a few embellishments!

  • Clovis
    July 17, 2018

    The Everyday Bag would be my go to bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sandra
    July 17, 2018

    I watched this show on PBS and it looks like fun project. I would like to win the every day bag. I think it would be lighter than a purse!

  • Jane Jarvis
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the everyday bag. But really like them both. I think learning this techquic would be fun. So many new ideas.

  • Sandy
    July 17, 2018

    Love these rope items! Definitely will try the bucket bag and then the purse! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bertha Wallace
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to show off the Everyday Bag. Thank you Nancy.

  • Rosie
    July 17, 2018

    Definitely the bucket tote. With five grandchildren, there is always something to carry. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sandra
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to try either bag. Both bags look great. I am always looking for something new to try. Love your products.

  • beth d.
    July 17, 2018

    I would make the bucket bag. it is versatile.

  • Carol Henry
    July 17, 2018

    Love both bags. Would make the bucket bag first. Thank you for this informative video.

  • Linda Holmstrom
    July 17, 2018

    I like both but probably would use the everyday bag more.

  • Kathy Moore
    July 17, 2018

    This looks like a fun project. When done I might consider adding a zipper. Maybe. Lol

  • Debby Gravunder
    July 17, 2018

    Bucket tote would be my first one.

  • Patricia Foht
    July 17, 2018

    I would like to make the bucket bag first and the purse next and so much more. They would make great gifts!

  • Max
    July 17, 2018

    Every day bag would be my first bag to make.

  • Peggy Bibb
    July 17, 2018

    Once again a very useful project from Nancy Zieman. Have always wanted to try making some sort of project with rope and this makes it look so easy. Thank you so much for the videos to show how it is done.

  • Pam
    July 17, 2018

    I like the Everyday bag. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sue L
    July 17, 2018

    Started out to make the bucket bag but ended up making a basket instead. I use the basket a lot but I still plan to make the bucket bag.

  • Tante
    July 17, 2018

    I love this bag! Not only is it stylish, it would be extremely durable. I could easily tote all my purse crap around & look good doing it. I’d love to make these. For some one who sews it could be done easily. Someone who is just learning, this would be a wonderful starter project.

  • Connie. Stephenson
    July 17, 2018

    I would like to make the everyday bag. These both are great and would be wonderful gifts too!
    Even if these folks don’t win they most likely will go out and purchase the book. That is how cute and useful I think they are

  • Joanie
    July 17, 2018

    I really like both but if I could only make one I would chose the tote. These are really unique and I think it would be fun to make one.

  • Eva
    July 17, 2018

    Very unique I would love to make these

  • Vivian Wike
    July 17, 2018

    I truly feel these totes will make wonderful Christmas gifts for my sister’s and my bible study group. Would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks!

  • Annene Bodisch
    July 17, 2018

    Wow. Something new to try.
    I prefer the bucket tote. As busy mom I always need lots of space and easy access.

  • Sheila Lynn Kimbrell
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the bucket tote. I could purpose that a million different ways.

  • Roberta A.
    July 17, 2018

    I like both, but would make the everyday purse. They would both be very practical.

  • Goldie Ann Palmer
    July 17, 2018

    I would like to make the everyday bag! It looks sturdy and useable!!

  • Jennifer Setear
    July 17, 2018

    I would ❤️To make both for myself & gifts.

  • Bonnye
    July 17, 2018

    I would make the everyday bag. Would be great to make for friends.

  • Julie Kill
    July 17, 2018

    I like the color better on the Bucket tote and the form a little better, so I would probably make that one first. Thank you for bringing these new and recycled sewing ideas back!

  • Shirley Hale
    July 17, 2018

    Oh my my the every day bag for sure.

  • Gail Beam
    July 17, 2018

    I find it hard to choose between the everyday bag and the bucket bag as I think I need both!!

  • Edna Marks
    July 17, 2018

    I would make the bucket tote, like the way it stands up on its own.

  • Amy Shaw
    July 17, 2018

    I would love that everyday bag!!

  • Jan C
    July 17, 2018

    I’m thinking tote. This looks much faster than having to wrap the rope!

  • Mary
    July 17, 2018

    Beautiful! I would o the bucket tote right aay, then do the everyday bag!

  • Debbie
    July 17, 2018

    I’d love to make the Bucket tote.

  • Sue Camino
    July 17, 2018

    I had watched an episode of Sewing with Nancy that featured making these rope totes. I was thinking yes this is what I would love to make someday. These are just lovely.

  • Karen King
    July 17, 2018

    I have made small bowls before but that bucket tote looks challenging. Fitting my machine in the bucket while sewing it would be interesting!

  • Amanda Resch
    July 17, 2018

    Would love to make the bucket tote!

  • Stephania
    July 17, 2018

    Definitely the Every Day Tote!

  • Carol
    July 17, 2018

    I like both of the bags but I would try the Everyday Bag first.

  • Martha
    July 17, 2018

    The Bucket Tote with bright hue appeals to me; I’d like to make several with this technique.

  • Cindi P
    July 17, 2018

    Both! But I would start with the everyday bag.

  • Carol Temperley
    July 17, 2018

    I would like to learn how to construct both projects.

  • Teri Holland
    July 17, 2018

    Love the look of the Everday Bag!!! Thank You!

  • Ann Power
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the Everday Bag since I need a handbag! Thank you

  • Ann Power
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the Everday Bag since I need a handbag! Thank you

  • Ann Power
    July 17, 2018

    I would love to make the Everday Bag since I need a handbag! Thank you

  • Susan shaffer
    July 18, 2018

    I want to make a bucket tote using hot pink thread and adding a pink ribbon rhinestone pin.

  • annie johnson
    July 18, 2018

    I think the bucker tote!!

  • Diane
    July 18, 2018

    I think the buckettote would be very useful!
    I will make that one!

  • Kathy
    July 18, 2018

    I think the everyday bag would be interesting to make. Although I like both.

  • Susan Willison
    July 18, 2018

    I would make the bucket tote first.

  • Carolyn Borst
    July 18, 2018

    When I was reading and checking out the tote bag, I thought, “how would that look with leather straps, and scrolled down to see the everyday tote, and that, “now THAT’S my bag!”. Fun. Love the added strengthening stitches on the bottom of both bags…

  • Aimee Nusz
    July 18, 2018

    Both bags are absolutely amazing! I would make both but start with the Everyday bag.

  • Julie Vance
    July 18, 2018

    I would do the bucket tote. It would be perfect for hauling around my knitting projects!

  • Karen Easterbrook
    July 18, 2018

    I would make the bucket bag as it looks like it could hold just a little bit more.. and I would make a smaller version of the other bag for my niece.

  • Terry Cullan
    July 19, 2018

    I love the everyday bag, Thanks

  • Karen Patterson
    July 19, 2018

    I would like to make the bucket tote first then the bag! I love them both!! Looks like fun!!

  • Cynthia T
    July 19, 2018

    I would make the Everyday bag first. Cute!

  • Nicole Tremelling
    July 20, 2018

    Love both bags. I would try the everyday bag first.

  • Joyce P Schroeder
    July 21, 2018

    I love the bucket tote. It would be the perfect vessel for corralling my grandson’s toys that he likes to play with in my car.

  • Roxy Murray
    July 21, 2018

    I’m anxious to try both bags, I think they would be very useful!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Sandi
    July 21, 2018

    I love to make totes and purses but I’ve never made one using rope. I especially like the everyday bag and it’s leather straps.

  • Susan
    July 23, 2018

    Love tote! The bucket bag has a nautical feel and can envisions standing on a dock somewhere with the gentle ocen breeze.

  • L Watson
    July 23, 2018

    I think the bucket tote would be a great bag for going to the lake, a weekend away, or a market bag. Lots of room in that bag!

  • E. Watson
    July 23, 2018

    I would like to make the bucket tote. I love the yellow color choice! 🙂

  • Mary
    July 24, 2018

    Although I like them both, I would make the bucket tote first. I would use it for shopping and maybe some other ways also.

  • Laurie C
    July 24, 2018

    Love the bags! I would start out making the bucket tote – it looks great!

  • Kate Welch
    July 24, 2018

    Although everyone would tell you that bucket bag is what I need, I would prefer the personal bag!

  • Karen Kernohan
    July 25, 2018

    Since this would be the very first bag that I will be making, I think I would start with the bucket bag. It looks extremely interesting and super fun to make. Can’t wait to get started!! Thank you so much for the video! I wish I had found this site a long time ago!!

  • Linda Ashley
    July 29, 2018

    Both bags are great and look like they would be fun to make. I have never worked with leather and would really enjoy the challenge of trying something new!

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