Just for fun, I’m illustrating ribbon-weaving with small
hanging pouches that can become sachets, ornaments or gift bags for tiny
treasures. For larger projects like
totes, placemats, decorative pillows; simply use larger ribbons and more of
TIP: For better
control during weaving, pin ribbons onto cardboard or a Styrofoam sheet.
POUCH USING 3/8” TWO-SIDED ORANGE AND GREEN RIBBON
Finished size: 2 1/2” X 2 3/4”, handle: 12”
May Arts ribbon: # SB28 - 3 1/4yds. Cut pieces: 12 – 5”, 1 – 20”, 7 – 8”
the warp (vertical) ribbons in place on board – note the strap placement.
the weft (horizontal) ribbons per diagram
fold over and weave in all warp ribbon ends along the top edge, using tiny
bits of glue stick if necessary.
- Fold the woven piece in half vertically –
wrong side out
the 2 unfinished edges (side & bottom)- using about ¼” seams, trim
pouch right- side out and adjust corners.
Decorate bottom edge if desired
POUCH USING TWO DIFFERENT 3/8” RIBBONS
Finished size: 2 ¾” X 3 ½”, handle:”8”, fringe: 3 ½”
May Arts Ribbon #
MN-42: 2 yds. Cut pieces: 8 – 9”
May Arts Ribbon #
MN-34: 3 ¼ yds. Cut pieces: 7 – 8”. 7 – 5 ½”, 1 – 22”
warp ribbons in place – note the strap
the weft ribbons per diagram
fold over and weave in all warp ribbon ends along the top and along the bottom
right in the diagram where ribbons are shorter. Use bits of glue stick if
needed. See Illustration above)
the entire piece in half vertically, wrong side out and stitch the unfinished
side and bottom, keeping the long streamers free.
seam allowance on the stitched side and turn the pouch right side out and
- Evenly trim the ribbon streamers.
MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The above photo shows the completion of the
weaving step for a pouch made using 2 different ribbons of different sizes and
2 different weaving patterns.
May Arts Ribbon # MN-46
3/8” and May Arts Ribbon #EH-16 5/8”.
When completed, the pouch’s 2 sides will be coordinated but not alike.
See photos below.
This finished pouch is 6” X 4 ½” with a handle of 15”.
Blog Posted By: Ellen Highsmith
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