Weaving without a loom- Bento Bag

Today the third post of my little series about weaving adventures! (First one with general explications here, second one about weaving without a loom here). I use the book Weaving within the reach as an inspiration to try out different techniques – this week I made a last experiment to weave without a loom.

I made the “Twill Tape Bento Bag” from the book:

DSC_0260.JPG

I find the idea fascinating to make something in this material. Twill Tape is a flat twill-woven ribbon that it’s used normally to bind straight edges or to reinforce seams, make casings, bind edges. I never thought of another use before but discovered that the herringbone motif on the ribbon is quiet nice and that I love the woven effect of the ribbon for this bag.

DSC_0278

DSC_0272

It’s by the way  a simple Origami bag Pattern, that I used before here. A very versatile and easy pattern as you see.

DSC_0270

Have to admit nevertheless that this one wasn’t always a pleasure to do…. the weaving part is easy, you weave simply a rectangle with your ribbons… the difficult part is to sew the ribbons together in order to create a stable fabric. In the book is recommended to make this by hand and finally I regret I haven’t done that. I used my machine instead as it seemed much faster, but I’m not sure it really was. First my machine had many troubles to sew the ribbon. It’s surprisingly sturdy and when you fold it over three times my machine doesn’t wanted to sew through all these layers. I changed even the needles, but it was awkward to do. And it’s not neat by machine, nothing to do, it’s ugly. So, little hint if you want to do this bag: sew it by hand! It will be much neater and lovelier! Believe me!

DSC_0258

DSC_0252

 

But even with the ugly finishing I did, I think this bag has a real potential to become a nice and special project bag… perhaps I’ll redo it once more and do all the sewing by hand and perhaps a little bigger… someone has some additional time to sell, please??

DSC_0240

DSC_0237

DSC_0235

5 thoughts on “Weaving without a loom- Bento Bag

    1. Le tissage était en effet plutôt amusante…. et la couture pas du tout….très mauvaise idée d’essayer de coudre le sac avec la machine… j’ai presque cassé mon aiguille et les lanieres ne tenaient pas en place… je vais faire un deuxième mais à la main!

  1. Merci! Oui, je suis assez contente aussi, même si pendant j’ai pensé quand même de l’abandonner, car la couture était vraiement pas facile…mais j’adore ces lanieres… je dois essayer aussi d’autres choses avec… si j’ai le temps…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s