Sewing Handwoven Cloth

Sewing handwoven cloth doesn’t have to be stressful. Learn from expert weaving sewists how to sew with handwoven cloth. Create beautiful handwoven garments suitable for sewists of any level.

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Whip Stitch Tutorial

The Whip Stitch is a great way to join pieces of woven fabric together that creates a nearly invisible seam on the “right” side of the fabric. It’s perfect for sewing lots of types of handwoven cloth together, in the tutorial below I’ll show you how to do the whip stitch using two pin-loom squares as an…

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Slip Stitch Tutorial

The slip stitch is one of those great stitches used by sewist to create nearly invisible seams. It’s used when sewing together two folded pieces of fabric in a way that hides most of the joining thread in those folds. It’s a great technique to have up your sleeves when sewing your handwoven fabric together,…

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Weaving and Sewing Go Hand in Hand

    The Brooks bouquet technique gives the Classic Capelet a lacy look. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com Recently I’ve gotten a bit back into sewing. It wasn’t intentional, but the fact was that I needed a new wallet and I am far too cheap/picky for anything I found for sale. (Also, since when…

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When a Loom Loves a Sewing Machine

    Daryl Lancaster shows weavers how to create wearable garments with ease. Photo by Daryl Lancaster. Deborah Gerish Group Content Manager weavingtoday.com Daryl Lancaster’s bio speaks of “the marriage of her garment construction skills and what came from her loom”: once she began sewing garments from her handwoven cloth, she never stopped. And the…

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Get Over Precious Factor When Creating Handwoven Garments

I love designing and weaving yardage, and wearing handwoven clothing. It’s that step in between that trips me up. Even when I’ve decided on a pattern, fit the muslin and laid out the finished yardage on my cutting table, I may walk around and around it, rearranging pattern pieces and meticulously checking grain lines for…

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The Art of Creating Handwoven Clothing

    Photo by Daryl Lancaster. Daryl Lancaster Contributor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com There is an art to constructing clothing, and, like weaving, one can spend years studying how to turn cloth into something that celebrates the body of the wearer. Combining cloth from the loom and the art of garment construction is a marriage that…

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Sewing Handwoven Fabric

    An enchanting and colorful dress by Daryl Lancaster. Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com A couple weeks ago I had the good fortune to leave the Land of Enchantment for a few days of fibery fun at the first-ever Interweave Yarn Fest back in beautiful Loveland, Colorado. The days before the trip, I…

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Exploring the Beauty of Handwoven Fashion

    Photo by Daryl Lancaster. Daryl Lancaster Contributor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com The most difficult part of creating handwoven clothing is not creating exquisite yardage or having the construction skills to make a truly beautiful garment.  The difficult part is getting the garment to fit your body correctly.  Sure, you can stitch together rectangles, which…

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Taking Time for Yourself

    Christina Garton Editor, Weaving Today weavingtoday.com I know for a fact that I am not alone in my desire to someday wear my weaving. Now I’m not talking about wearing a scarf, shawl, or other rectangle; I am talking about taking a piece of handwoven cloth and turning it into an elegant jacket…

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The Thrills and Agony of Collaboration

I do little dyeing, printing, or surface design and have never knitted. Spinning doesn’t speak to me, and I only crochet when I chain a long warp. I have always sewn, but now only when I have to finish a piece for sale or a special event. What I do is design woven textiles, weave,…