Our American Sewing Guild group has an ugly fabric challenge every year. I was handed this fabric to use in the challenge. Actually, I don't think it is that ugly, but it is a synthetic- not my favorite to work with. So after staring at it for a month, I decided to sew a coiled fabric bowl.
It is roughly 10"x 10" x 5" tall. I used 2 different cordings around the rim.
I made a tassel out of fringe.
After hand sewing the trims on, it still needed something so I covered some
cord and looped it around.
Close up of the button and tassel.
Not too ugly after all!