Fabric Weaving and Bags! WEFTY Weaving Round-Up
When Janelle of Emmaline Bags asked me to guest-post on her blog with a round-up of woven bags from around the interwebs, I did what I always do when asked to do something: I said yes without thinking! Turns out, this was a really fun assignment. I'd say this was basically a "This is Your Life" experience for me but on Instagram ... (which *is* I guess, basically, my whole life).
Make sure to visit the Emmaline Bag blog for the Emmaline Bag Patterns that have been modified with gorgeous woven exteriors, as well as for woven bags that use Emmaline Hardware!
While working on this project, I noticed some trends I wanted to share here on my blog - people tended to weave up the same patterns and types of patterns. Check it out...
Woven Sewing and Retreat Bags
Weavers are usually quilters first, and we love personalizing our sewing organizers and bags with one-of-a-kind woven exteriors.
Oh Zipped Case, Pattern by Oh How Sweet, made by Mathew Boudreaux aka Mister Domestic, with 1/2 inch strips of Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Kona Cotton, and the WEFTY needle. He wrote about this make on his blog.
I don't know how they did it (seriously, those layers!!!), but Kbcjohn and Bossmarecrafts both made Sew Together Bags with woven exteriors.
Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented, made by Kim Johnson (aka Kbcjohn).
Woven Makers Tote by Kelly of JeliQuilts
Makers Tote by Kim Johnson
Makers Tote with Woven Stars by Mindy Lennon of Quilting Mayhem after a WEFTY Weaving class!
I hope you all keep sharing your weaving with the WEFTY needle by using the hashtag #weftyneedle online. Obviously, seeing your work brings me immense joy! I'd love to hear about a particular pattern, project, or idea you think would be especially cool woven. Let me know in the comments!