WEFTY Woven Bag: The Filigree Double Zip Pouch by Sew Sweetness

 Filigree Double Zip Pouch with woven exterior by WEFTY.

Filigree Double Zip Pouch with woven exterior by WEFTY.

I noticed how cool this pouch pattern by Sew Sweetness looked woven when some folks posted theirs on Instagram. I was inspired but not motivated - you know how that is, right? Then my guild, Mad Mod, announced they'd have a pouch exchange for their December meeting. 

 My partner had best love this a whole lot.

My partner had best love this a whole lot.

I bought the pattern, Filigree Double Zip Pouch, from Sew Sweetness. I got the PDF version. This pattern is super well written. Which is good, because this bag doesn't explain itself like some. You know how you can look at a bag and pretty much get it? Yeah not so much with this one! I kept wondering how the next step was going to work, and it was a lot of fun watching it all come together. This design is truly genius. I can't wait to make it again!

While I was working on this, I had some 'Oh crap' moments. The first was when I second-guessed my color palate. I was wondering if maybe I went too Earthy for a Modern Guild, but then I caught sight of my woven panel from afar and it looked like this:

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I though the effect it had was really magical - the ombre was totally working. These fabrics are all Indah Batiks and Indah Solids from Me + You Fabrics (a division of Hoffman Fabrics). Modern batiks are the best batiks for weaving because they read as solid. Yet the prints add lots of visual interest. Anyway, I stopped second guessing the color palate and got super excited.

However, I was watching The Mist while sewing and it's pretty wild. So I accidentally wove a panel the dimensions of the botton and side panel as opposed to the dimensions of the front and back exterior panels. Yikes! I had some hairy construction ahead of me, and had to add some Essex Linen to the woven parts so they would be big enough. Oy.

 I blame Stephan King and that actor who plays Kevin.

I blame Stephan King and that actor who plays Kevin.

But it worked out in the end - a couple spots required some ladder stitches, but let's move on. It's all filled with goodies, and ready two weeks ahead of schedule!

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I am really pumped about how this pouch looks woven. I'll be sharing some of the other Filigree Double Zip Pouches I've seen woven in a future blog post.

Keep sharing your weaving with the WEFTY! I love seeing your work in the #weftyneedle feed.

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