Thursday, September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Handwoven Fabric Box

Another one of my many textile arts hobbies is handweaving, which I do on an Ashford Knitter's Loom. Usually I just tie off my work and I have a scarf, but I have dabbled a bit with sewing my handmade fabric, especially if my finished product is narrower than I expected.

This box, sized to hold a bunch of CD jewel cases, was actually a pinwheel pattern scarf which ended up being way too narrow, only a few inches wide. I used my sewing machine and some stiff interfacing to sew them together, and ended up with this box shape, lined here with some plain muslin.

If you hand weave and want to sew with the fabric you make, I highly recommend having a serger around. Thicker yarns like worsted and DK will tend to unravel much more easily than regular fabric, so you'll want to make sure you can finish the edges securely. YES THAT'S RIGHT, SERGERS ARE AWESOME. :D

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