Created by: Lenas Legacy
Project

Stash Yarn Woven Scarf Patchwork Tote

What are you most proud of? I wanted to see if I could take my first Rigid Heddle Loom stash yarn scarf, cut it into 6 inch square blocks and sew it together to make a patchwork project. I learned that I could! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's easy to cut up your hand woven fabric into patchwork quilt blocks. I secured some tear away medium weight stabilizer to the fabric and drew a cutting line with a marking pen. Then with my sewing machine I sewed two overlapping zigzag rows on each side of the marking line to secure the threads, then cut on the line. Once cut, I rearranged the blocks, sewed them together and did some decorative stitching along the seam lines and color break lines. After that, I constructed a lining out of cotton fabric and sewed the little tote together. I used purchased braiding cord for straps and created my own "designer label" with my embroidery machine. To add to the funkiness of it all, I sewed a ceramic jewelry pendant purchased years ago in Sicily and sewed it on. My advice to you would be to think outside the box and perhaps come up with your own woven fabric that you can then cut up, rearrange and sew together for your own fun project.

You Can Make This

Lenas Legacy made Stash Yarn Woven Scarf Patchwork Tote with:

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Online Class

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Angela Tong

  • Assorted acrylic yarn woven into a stash yarn scarf with my rigid heddle loom
  • machine embroidery stabilizer
  • sewing machine

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I wanted to see if I could take my first Rigid Heddle Loom stash yarn scarf, cut it into 6 inch square blocks and sew it together to make a patchwork project. I learned that I could! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's easy to cut up your hand woven fabric into patchwork quilt blocks. I secured some tear away medium weight stabilizer to the fabric and drew a cutting line with a marking pen. Then with my sewing machine I sewed two overlapping zigzag rows on each side of the marking line to secure the threads, then cut on the line. Once cut, I rearranged the blocks, sewed them together and did some decorative stitching along the seam lines and color break lines. After that, I constructed a lining out of cotton fabric and sewed the little tote together. I used purchased braiding cord for straps and created my own "designer label" with my embroidery machine. To add to the funkiness of it all, I sewed a ceramic jewelry pendant purchased years ago in Sicily and sewed it on. My advice to you would be to think outside the box and perhaps come up with your own woven fabric that you can then cut up, rearrange and sew together for your own fun project.

Q&A with Lenas Legacy

Spalover asked:
What a terrific idea. I love your tote!
Lenas Legacy answered:
Thank you! I had fun!!
Judi619 asked:
Is this a beginning class for folks who have never attempted weaving before?
Lenas Legacy answered:
Yes, but I don't think it's offered anymore.