How to join woven fabric with a hand sewn seam

Here is what I found. Add your resources, ideas, and questions on this topic.

 

1. Graphic image showing stitching through selvedge loops:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/67483694392418734/

 

2. Graphic image of stitching through selvedge, not using the loops

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199002877261412411/

 

3. Article about different methods - hidden seam and decorative seams

http://www.eloomanation.com/assembly.php

 

4. Weavolution group discussion: 

http://www.weavolution.com/forum/weaving/sewing-blanket-pieces-together-...

 

5. Book with more details you may own or borrow from your library. Reminder: Even though your library may not have a copy, they can get one from another library. Once I needed info from a library across the Atlantic Ocean. They would not send the book, but they did send photocopies of the 2 pages I needed.

Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom by Syne Mitchell - page 274

 

 

Comments

Posted on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:07

The flat felled seam seems to be a popular one for handwovens.  On my cowl scarves, I've been working on this seam - it is tidy and not terribly difficult.  This link is to a youtube video demonstrating this seam.

To be honest, though, I wish I had a serger for my cut edges.  I do both a zigzag and, on top, a straight sewn line, prior to cutting, and on both sides.  I'm looking forward to learning how others work with their handwoven, and to the support provided by this great group.

Posted on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:38

In another group I mentioned that I finished my pocket edges by weaving the fringe back into the fabric. Francine suggested using the same method as a structural join.

I do not know if it is necessary in this case, but I do a weaver's hemstitch on any ends that will not have a knot to secure the weft.

With a blunt needle, weave each fringe end into the other fabric.

Photo of using this method as an edge finish is on my Pouch project page: http://weavolution.com/project/10ashus/halloweave-neck-pouch