WEFTY Fabric Weaving with Pre Cut Rolls: Sew and Turn
Hey it's the one-woman show at WEFTY here to tell you about using pre cut rolls of fabric to weave!
You can watch the full YouTube video on using pre cut rolls here!
I get asked a lot if its possible to weave pre cut rolls of fabric. The short answer is absolutely! I have two ways I prep pre cut strips for weaving. Today I'm going to talk about the second way, which I call Sew and Turn. With this method you can make two-sided weaves. WHAT?! Yep! Two-sided.
I've made a two-sided panel this way for a clutch, a two-sided woven mini quilt, and this project, which is a mug rug for my desk!
A pre cut roll of fabric typically consists of 40 strips of fabric cut width of fabric by the manufacturer. They are 2.5 inches wide by about 44 inches long. This Roll-Up is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman.
I used about three strips for the weave and one for the binding.
The supplies you'll need for the Sew and Turn method are:
Dritz Quick Turn Tools
Light Starch (such as Best Press Spray or Flatter)
Iron and ironing board
I fold a strip wrong sides together, then carefully sew (making sure to backstitch!) a 1/4 inch seam down the raw edge side lengthwise. Now your strip measures 1.25 inches wide and is wrong side out. Sew along one edge to close, then use the quick turn tool to turn it right side out.
Press and you're ready to weave!
Thank you for reading. I hope whatever you're working on, you're enjoying the process!
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