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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Seamless Woven Pouch

I'd like to know if anyone is interested in making a seamless pouch--I do have illustrated instructions that I could easily scan and post--if so, just leave me a comment.

This one holds my granddaughter's special dollar coins. I made this little one to try out an art lesson. I even measured the length of the weft yarn (yellow), to weave the pouch with one continuous strand of yarn--(no extra ends to end off) This lesson proved to be a bit tough--every student needed one on one--I canned the lesson, but I still love the pouch and how it's made with just a piece of cardboard or mat board.

One of my children made this one years ago--it holds all sorts of little game pieces.
I found the instructions for the pouch in a craft book long ago--I couldn't even tell you the book it was in. I love how it's seamless and the pull ties or ribbons are woven right in with the rest of the pouch. All the ends are worked back in while still on the board. The very best part of making these bags is the final sliding of the pouch off the mat board! Turn it right side out and it's finished!

If you have extra small lengths of yarn--you can make a pouch!

Here's some little ones my granddaughter and I made. We used hemp yarn for the warp (the yarn that goes up and down on the mat board loom) for strength. I like using all natural fibers, but I do have lots of cheap craft yarn left over from my teaching days.

7 comments:

michaela said...

did i make that pouch? love it mombo.

Marie Robinson said...

These look great for using up yarn - so I'd love it if you could post the instuctions - thanks!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Michaela, could be you made this one or maybe George.

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Hi Marie, I'll do that--thanks for asking!

michaela said...

it's weird i have vivid memories of braiding the braids for that pouch but nothing else about making it. But then again i look at the color combo especially in those braids and i feel like it's me who made it. And i remember making those pouches and really liking the process and finding that fun but then never really liked the pouches much once they were done and i don't think i kept any i made. I still have the one you made me though --even if it's pink :)

JerilynnO said...

I see this is an old posting about your pouches. I'm hoping you still get your messages. I would love the instructions if you still are able to scan and send to me. I'm wondering if it could be made with various types of maybe a combination of fibers and fabric strips maybe with beads too. Anyway, I'd love to play with this process if you still have the instructions. Thanks so much. My email is JerilynnO@gmail.com

Susanne Forestieri said...

I've made a few of these and taught my young students years ago, but I never figured out how to finish the top so the warp year doesn't show. Do you have any suggestionsS?

susanne5793@gmail.com

Susanne Forestieri said...

I've made a few of these and taught my young students years ago, but I never figured out how to finish the top so the warp year doesn't show. Do you have any suggestionsS?

susanne5793@gmail.com