HOW TO SEW YOUR OWN WEFTS

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Introduction: HOW TO SEW YOUR OWN WEFTS

About: Hi there! I make DIYs in Fashion and Textile!

This quick tutorial demonstrates how to sew your own homemade wefts into a garment.

If you need a detailed tutorial on how to pattern make and sew, you can check out my previous Instructables.

Supplies

Weaving:
-Loom or wooden plate w/nails
-Yarn
-Wide-tooth comb

Sewing:
-your finished pattern
-your finished weft
- fusible interface
- sewing machine
-needle, thread and pins
- iron
-zipper or buttons
- fabric scissors
- fabrics of choice (optional)

Step 1: WEAVE YOUR DESIGN

- If you don't own a loom, you can just hammer nails into a wooden plate.
- Beginner-friendly patterns include stripes, plaid, houndstooth, colour blocking or just plain solid colour.
- I like to start with waste yarn (the neon orange yarn as pictured) so that the weft won't unravel when removing it.
- Don't worry too much about straight edges, it will be irrelevant when sewing.
- When you're done, cut off the strings and make knots to fix the weft.

Step 2: PREPARE FOR SEWING

Don't skip this part!

You want to use fusible interfacing, for woven fabrics!

Step 3: Cut and Assemble Design

Now that you have interfacing on your weft, you can cut through it, sew it, and manipulate it as you would with store-bought fabric!

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    6 Comments

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    WynnSewsALittle
    WynnSewsALittle

    10 months ago

    Quite unique.I think “wefts” are what I would call “selvedges”. Is that correct?

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    AishRIF
    AishRIF

    1 year ago

    This is great ! Looks very neat.

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    AishRIF
    AishRIF

    Reply 1 year ago

    You're welcome 😊

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    I don't think I've ever seen someone incorporate a weave into clothing and it's really neat to see :)

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    MaisonManipulation
    MaisonManipulation

    Reply 1 year ago

    I had been looking for a tutorial on this topic but couldn’t find any, that’s why I decided to make my own instructable!:)