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