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WOVEN RIBBON POUCHES

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
them. 

TIP:  For better
control during weaving, pin ribbons onto cardboard or a Styrofoam sheet.

POUCH USING 3/8” TWO-SIDED ORANGE AND GREEN RIBBON

Ribbon pouches

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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”

Ribbon pouch

  • Pin
    the warp (vertical) ribbons in place on board – note the strap placement.
  • Weave
    the weft (horizontal) ribbons per diagram

Ribbon pouches

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Ribbon pouches

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  • Evenly
    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
  • Stitch
    the 2 unfinished edges (side & bottom)- using about ¼” seams, trim
    seam allowances
  • Turn
    pouch right- side out and adjust corners. 
    Decorate bottom edge if desired

POUCH USING TWO DIFFERENT 3/8” RIBBONS

Ribbon pouches

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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”

Ribbon pouch

  • Pin
    warp ribbons in place – note the strap
  • Weave
    the weft ribbons per diagram
  • Evenly
    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)
  • Fold
    the entire piece in half vertically, wrong side out and stitch the unfinished
    side and bottom, keeping the long streamers free.
  • Trim
    seam allowance on the stitched side and turn the pouch right side out and
    adjust corners.
  • Evenly trim the ribbon streamers.

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Ribbon pouches

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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”.

Ribbon pouches

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Ribbon pouches

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Blog Posted By: Ellen Highsmith
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  1. Rachel

    Wow, that is really beautiful! So many fun possibilities-er- pouchabilities. =) I’ll be linking to this.

    Reply

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