This pattern introduces you to a variety of techniques which will facilitate your creative journey into fabric weaving. The bags on the cover illustrate three different fabric weaving options including raw-edge random curved strips, raw-edge random straight strips, or finished edge strips. The opportunity for you to be creative with your choices of fabric, embellishments, and quilting means that each bag is different. The Basket Bag has inside pockets, and a drawstring closure. Choose your favorite length for the strap, or carry the bag from its drawstring closure. The finished bag size is approximately 11 inches tall and 9 inches wide.
Bags 1 and 2:
Bag Upper Section, Inside Cord Casing, Straps, and Vertical Woven Strips: 1/2 yd of Fabric A
Bag Bottom, Outside Cord Casing, Straps, and Horizontal Woven Strips: 1/2 yd of Fabric B
Lining: 3/4 yd with two sectioned pockets or 3/8 yard with one sectioned pocket.
Fusible Web: 4 pieces 7 inches by 14 inches.
Bag Upper Section, Inside Cord Casing, and Vertical Woven Strips: 3/4 yd of Fabric A
Bag Bottom, Outside Cord Casing, and Horizontal Woven Strips: 3/4 yd of Fabric B
Lining: 3/4 yd with two sectioned pockets or 3/8 yard with one sectioned pocket
Fusible Web: 2 pieces 7 inches by 14 inches.
Fusible Fleece: 1/2 yd of lightweight fusible fleece.
Lightweight Woven Fabric for Backing: 2 pieces 14 inches by 12 inches
Optional Lightweight Interfacing for Inside Pockets: 1/4 yd
Cord: 2 yds of 1/4 to 3/8 inch sturdy, non-abrading cord
Painter’s Blue (Easy Release ) Tape (Bags 1 or 2).
Helpful but not necessary are a weaving surface, such as an ironing board, ironing pad, or foam-core board, small T-Pins, a Teflon® pressing sheet, and 3/4-inch bias tape maker (Bag 3).