Back in January, I pulled a piece of test fabric off the LeClerc 36" floor loom I had. I wanted to see how different weights of wool (fingering, sport, dk, and worsted) worked as weft with some Brassard 8/2 Cotolin warp.
At the time, I was thinking of making a skirt from the test fabric; however, I never wear wool skirts, and I never got around to doing anything with the fabric, other than occasionally petting it.
While surfing Pinterest yesterday afternoon, I came across a picture tutorial for a Hobo bag.
I thought it was cute, and it looked easy enough. Then, I thought my woven fabric would be perfect, if I could find something to put on the bottom of it. Honestly, I did not relish the thought of sewing a bag from handwoven fabric and just sitting it on the ground.
A quick stash dive brought up some remnant denim, and I was off and running.
After a couple of hours, I had a pattern (I wanted a bigger bag) to which I added extra seam allowances and quickly cut out the outside fabric, as well as the lining.
In an abundance of caution, before I cut the woven fabric, I ironed some heavy duty fusible interfacing to it, then serged around it. I also serged the extra fabric, as not to waste it or risk it coming apart.
By the time I went to bed, the outside and inside pieces were complete, including a pocket on the inside, which the original was lacking. All that remained was to attach them and top stitch the openings.
The woven fabric is quite thick and a little more difficult to sew, especially with heavy interfacing attached, than lightweight upholstery fabric. Thus, it took another couple of hours to complete.
The finished dimensions are 14.5" wide x 20" tall x 5" deep.
Now, what to put in it?