A great way to use fabric leftovers- sew them together, wrap it with thread and then use the cord to make for example a basket (check “coiling” from google).
I made 22 metres in 2 days, working on the cord for 8 or so hours.
We got the idea from this book.
2 easy way of doing these:
1) fill the cans with water, freeze the water, hammer holes with different size nails.
2) attach a round stick of wood to a table and let the can lay in it while you´re hammering the holes.
(the ice / the wood stick keeps the cans in shape while your hammering)