After many patchwork bag, now I love weaving strips of faux leather.
When I started it I thought it could be the only one so I chose the favorite colors of my sister Nina.
This dark chocolate brown is my new black. I hate black and I think this color is a great replacement, it can be easily assorted with many colors.
The woven pattern looked great without any stitching over it (unfortunately I don't have any picture), but this argyle pattern was my chance to try stitching over the woven pieces. So with great pleasure I chose two assorted colors of 12wt Aurifil thread- that very thick thread. This thread weight is perfect for topstitching, you can even feel the thread when you touch the stitching with your fingers.
Stitching over the pieces and keeping them in place was a little challenging at first. Now I am warned and next time I will be more prepared!
This was the stencil. It took me some time to figure out what to do and how to do it, but then it was really easy.
I am afraid I need new colors!
Have a great weekend,
I am so excited to share with you my latest creation. Isn't the birthday of a friend a good reason to try something new? Something cool!
I loved so much this bag in argyle pattern I made last year and I wanted to try something similar. Since that bag isn't the easiest thing I sewed I decided that it is the time for something more simple. And so my new woven bag was born.
It's actually a shopping bag, it doesn't have any pocket and no closure.
Making the weaving pattern took me some time, but once I had the pattern, weaving and putting the bag together was a piece of cake!
I decided not to stitch the faux leather strips in place. The look would have been changed, but next time I will do it, I am very curious about it.
Now you know what the stencil was for!
It was so much fun to make it! I think I can't start (or finish) anything else until I weave some more patterns!