Are you ready to make some simple jump ropes for you and all your friends?
This polyester rope was less than ten bucks for 100 feet at Harbor Freight. You want to make sure the rope will hold up to hitting the ground over and over again, and is heavy enough to swing over.
My jump ropes measured 80 inches long. You can always adjust the length for your needs. Melting the ends of the rope prevents fraying.
You can get really creative on your handles. I wanted something simple and went with the wool felt because it will stand up to a lot of use better than acrylic felt.
The first couple of jump ropes I sewed, just had the felt stitched really close to the inserted rope. The knot on the end of the rope keeps it from falling out. It is possible to sew through the rope too, if that's what you want to do.
Davis, Tess, and Collin will be getting these as part of their Valentine's treat from Mike and I. Simple, fun and personal.
Now it's your turn to make some. I would love to see what you come up with. Think of all the handle possibilities!!!