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SAORI Weaving and Denim bag

As you may know from reading many of my posts – I LOVE the colour blue! So, no surprise, I had a piece of SAORI woven cloth that was mainly blues. I had been experimenting with Saori-style log cabin when working on this weaving.

SAORI and Denim bag

I have wanted to make a new bag for a while now – and had an idea one day when I was at our local thrift store. There was a pair of jeans for $1.00. The legs and hems were not in good shape.

SAORI and Denim bag

So I bought them, washed them, sewed across the top of the legs then cut the legs off and turned them inside out.

Then, I took my cloth…

SAORI and Denim bag

…sewed it into a tube the same width as the hips of the jeans, leaving the fringe end out. Then I sewed across the bottom (right sides together) and turned it right side out. I then took the jeans and put them inside the woven bag – this became the lining – complete with pockets!

Next I pulled on the threads at the top of the bag to gather it in a bit as the waist of the jeans was narrower than the hips. Then I sewed around the top of the jeans and weaving together to complete the bag.

SAORI and Denim bag

I have used a woven belt as the gathering and the handle too, by putting it through the belt loops.

So easy – I’m so pleased!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

PS – Next time I’ll try to remember to take step-by-step photos!

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

In the studio, out and about…

I have a whole lot of photos of weaving that people have been doing lately. Some has been sent to me by SAORI weavers in the area, others has happened at the studio, and some are collaborative weavings from events that I have attended. These are just a selection…

From a collaborative community event in Victoria this summer:

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Experiments by Nancy:

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A poncho (made based on a pattern in the Self Discovery Saori book), woven by Tara, modeled by Andi:

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A vest made by Sharron, inspired by Lynn:

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From classes at the studio:

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Some woven bags:

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A mobius scarf (while still on the loom):

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Weaving by Franky & John:

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Saori Samples

And this amazing tree that Tom & Tanya saw at the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year. They couldn’t find any info on who made it – but it is amazing!

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Just a reminder – this weekend – August 21 is FIBRATIONS in Victoria.
Please join us if you can!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com