Yesterday I had a comment on my post asking if the Becca Bag could be made with my handwoven fabric without too much difficulty. Of course, that seemed like a great challenge to attempt.
I had a piece of handwoven fabric that was already partially used in another project. There was almost enough left. So I changed the pattern dimensions just a bit.
I took the handwoven and added a cotton fabric band at the top and fused it to the fusible fleece. Then I cut it to size. This helped to stabilize the handwoven so I could do a little less "prep work" on it prior to cutting.
I sewed - and sewed for a while. I sorta followed the directions, but I may have left out a step or two. In my defense, it was after supper when I started.
I discovered that the handwoven adds even more bulk to some seams that are already bulky. I was glad I didn't use the Soft and Stable for it. I love the Soft and Stable but it also adds a bit more bulk than the fleece in my opinion. On the other hand, the Soft and Stable adds a "firmer" finish to your project.
Other than the bulkier seams, the handwoven worked well.
Here is the bag:
The one undesirable thing I noticed using my handwoven for this: The bag is not as firm as the one made with all quilting cotton. But then part of that may be that I made it taller - and I made the width less due to the size of my handwoven fabric.
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