Project ideas with seams

Have you seen items that have seams that you want to share? Or, maybe you have an idea for something you designed.


Posted on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 02:19

Project: hooded scarf with pockets

Note: It is a knitted scarf, but the folds and seams are the same process. She does show the step when she is making the seam, but the camera angle does not give a close view. The best use of this video is to see where the seams are sewn to create the garment. Very simple.


Posted on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 02:30

I've been looking at this purse, and the pattern is available for sale as a pdf download.  At a different web site, I've seen a few completed project from handwovens, and learn that the instructions are clear and detailed.  I would like to make this!  Its a bit scary, not only because of cutting and sewing handwoven fabric, but there are also two zippers!  But I figure sewing is something that I should be able to do, and that if I can do electron microscopy, sequence dna, and graft seedlings smaller than a sunflower seed, then this, too, should be possible!  I might make a first go at the pattern with some commercial fabric.


Posted on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 19:30

Lena on took the Rigid Heddle Basics class and wove a jacket that won a County Fair ribbon. She has made a pattern and instructions. All you need is a rigid heddle loom (minimum 15 ") and basic sewing skills. 

Links to 1.  photo of jacket and 2. Pattern purchase

Posted on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 16:39

There are lots of tutorials on line for zippered pouches.  Its a nice small project for honing your sewing skills.  Zippers are less mysterious now, but I probably should make at least one more before tackling my purse.

Posted on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 17:36

Zippers are difficult to rip out and do over. Good idea to be certain the instruction is complete and understood. You did well. 

Maneuvering in small spaces and curves on a small piece seems like it would be  more difficult than laying in a zipper and liner in a medium or large bag.