A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 319,837
Currently Running With Scissors:
165 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Would you help a newbie finish her beaded bag ?  (Read 697 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: September 27, 2010 12:50:13 AM »

Hi everybody,

I was surfing the web and gone there :


The patterns appealed to me so I decided to make a beaded bag with them. I loomed 2 panels and would like to loom a band to add around those 2 panels to add some "depth" to my bag.

I plan to double the bag with adhesive felt panels.

But the problem is that I've never done that before so my question is how do I sew everything together ?

help !!!
Feast Your Eyes
People are entitled to their hobbies, and I'm entitled to think those people are creepy. - Raylan Givens, Justified
Offline Offline

Posts: 2409
Joined: 20-Jun-2007

Serial Craft Dabbler

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 06:30:26 AM »

Here's what I would do:
Tie off your warp threads or weave them together. Fold them under and whip stitch your beaded panels to a leather or felt square, then stitch the fabric pieces together to form the bag. I wouldn't rely on a loomed panel to hold together as a bag. For the strap, I'd use an off-loom woven or stitched band or a leather cord. If you want to get fancy, you could do a 2-bead edge stitch or some other decorative technique as you sew it together.

Loomed pieces are great for applied decoration, but difficult to finish off, I think. I much prefer off-loom techniques like square stitch (which looks like loomed when done, but uses 1 thread), right-angle weave, peyote, or applique and lazy stitch for pouches.

Just about all of these techniques can be found on about.com.

Honored to be a J&T Featured Member

Vintage sewing patterns and unique jewelry at
Sinners' Feast
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.