A cotton rope bowl for corralling toiletries. Used a 100' skein of 7/32" cotton clohesline rope. Stitched across adjacent coils wiht three step zigzag. I calculated a 12" radius would allow about 6" height. Probably actually sewed a little shy of that and the measured height is more like 8". Two coils from the end I left a gap forming two handles and reinforced the joints with more zigzag stitiching. To finish, I un-braided the last bit of rope and cut away the internal fibres. Then tucked inside and stitched everything repeatedly.
WARNING - this is a terrible project for a domestic sewing machine. Piercing the rope is no problem with the right needle. BUT, it took about two hours of full speed sewing, 4-5 bobbin changes and lots of lint accumulation. Home machines just aren't designed for this kind of use. Close to the end I realized it was running rough and stopped to oil, I think I'm lucky the motor didn't sieze. Industrials have an oil bath and can run like this without issue. So project finished but I won't repeat it.
Reinforced stitching near handle
Lapped ending point from outside.
Ending point, inside. I un-braided a bit of the rope and trimmed away the poly filling fibres then stitched the strands flat.