Tuesday, May 14, 2013

BATIK WOVEN PURSE... getting started

As you can see in the first pic, I cut one of the strips too short! Grrr. Not sure how that happened as I began this project many months ago. It's easy to cut something shorter, but never longer once too short! lol. Sew... b/c I had to make another strip this morning, I thought it would be good to write a post about it. . .

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.
Thank you for stopping by to visit. Hope you will come again soon. Until next time. . . I am off to my Friendship Group meeting where we will be making some pincushions. . . what are YOU doing today?
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Pat from Florida said...

This will be gorgeous!

Me? Went to guild this morning and lining up yarn for granny now:)

Sheila said...

This is going to be awesome.

Deb A said...

Such pretty colors. Looking forward to the next post on it. Have fun today..... I got to sew while two kids napped. Hopefully the sleep will help to rid them of the colds.

Cathi said...

I am so intrigued by this! I can't wait to see the next post on this purse! It is going to be beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

It looks awesome so far. I love the colors.

Cattinka said...

Hi Cyn,
thank you for this interesting post!
Hope you will take more pictures from the upcoming steps.

tich said...

somebody's going to be well ahead on the Christmas swap! Love the bag!

Amy DeCesare said...

Such a cool project! My aunt just sent me photos of a Biscuit Basket she made, with this technique. I bet it's from the same company. This is beautiful already!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

This is so neat Cyn, now I want to make one!! Gosh....I think I have batiks very similar to those! Thanks for sharing.
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