This is a fun and different purse to make. There's a bit of set-up involved. First, sew some Batik jelly roll strips together with a 1/4 inch seam to make a tube. Turn right-side out. Press trying to get both seams along the edge... evenly.
Cut a 22 inch piece of stiff interfacing. I used Rigid Weave because it is already the correct width and all I had to do was cut to length.
Fold the interfacing in half and cover end with Blue Painter's Tape. This makes it easier to shove the interfacing inside the tube you just made.
Work the interfacing all the way to the other end of the tube.
Smooth out and try to get both seam allowances evenly on the outside edge. Press. I top-stitched all of mine 1/4 from the edge, but that is not totally necessary.
Now weave the stuffed-strips together. I used five 22 inch vertical strips and eleven 11 inch horizontal strips. It is easier to keep things true and straight by working on a grid. I'm using a portable gridded pressing surface. More in the next post on how to put this all together.
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