How to Sew Handwoven Fabric

Simple instructions for How To Sew Handwoven Fabrics

Handwoven fabric can be easily sewn with a bit of extra care.

Difficulty Level:
Average
Here’s How:

    1. Wet finish and press the handwoven fabric prior to cutting.
    2. Cottons can be washed in hot water, dryed in the dryer and steam ironed.
    3. Add an extra 1/2 inch seam allowance and cut the fabric pieces.
    4. Finish all cut edges immediately with a zig zag stitch, to prevent ravelling.
    5. Sew project according to pattern directions.
    6. For soft fabrics, you can use a fusible interlining to increase the stability of the fabric.
    7. Fine fabrics can be finished with French seams.
    8. Edges can be finished with zig zag stitching or can be turned over and sewn with a straight seam.
    9. A serger makes a fast and easy seam finish as well.

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Hand Weaving Books
Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven
Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts
Double Weave: Theory and Practice<
Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
Weaving In the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle


Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi