Intrecciato Weave Fabric
How To Make
1. Quilting weight cotton fabric, or light weight denim, quantity: approximately 5 times the amount call in the pattern.
2. Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web-1/4″X40 Yards. The pack comes in 2 rolls, I used 1 roll for this water bottle holder.
3. Aleene’s Tacky Pack – 5PK, I used the permanent fabric glue that is safe to wash.
1. Clover Bias Tape Maker – 9mm (3/8″).
2. Awl or Pin to push fabric through the tape maker.
3. Quilting Ruler, Roller Cutter and Cutting mat
5. Sewing pattern in paper
6. Transparent adhesive tape / scotch tape
3/8″ or 9mm wide fabric strips
Cut fabric into 3/4″ strips along the vertical grain line.
The length depends on the longest diagonal measurement of your pattern.
With bottom of the bias tape maker and right side of the fabric facing up, insert strip into the maker.
Use an awl or needle to push the strip through the mouth.
When the folded strip appear at the mouth of the maker, pull it out a little more with fingers.
Press the folded strip with warm iron. The iron must be warm enough to handle your fabric and create the fold crease.
Pull the maker along the strip and move your iron along with it until you reach the end.
Peel off the backing of the fusible web and align it into the tape. Fold it back.
Press with warm iron again to fuse the fold onto the strip / tape.
Trim off the fraying stray threads if they happen to jut out.
This is part of the strips I made before weaving.
The folds are strongly adhere to the strips.
Prepare you sewing pattern by drawing 45º diagonal lines that are 3/8″ or 9mm apart. Repeat the same to draw the lines in the right angle direction.
Affix your sewing pattern on the cutting mat with adhesive tape at 4 corners.
Cover the sewing pattern with strips line up in one direction and temporary secure 1 end with adhesive tape.
Always work on the longest strip first, follow by the least longest. If you don’t have enough short strip, just cut the extra length longer than the pattern.
Don’t use join strip.
Attach the working strip at the bottom left corner with adhesive tape.
Pick and lift up alternate strips.
Put a dot of permanent fabric glue on each strip along the line that the working strip is going to sit on.
Lay and press the working strip alone the line.
Put dots of permanent fabric glue on the working strip.
Place back the lifted strip and press for them to stick.
The first row of weaving with alternate strips on top and bottom.
Repeat the process by placing the second working strip, lift the bottom strips up, put glue on the top strip and press the working strip on it. Then put glue to the working strip and bring the lifted strip down and press on it.
Repeat the same for the rest.
Make sure that the working strip are within the diagonal lines drawn on the pattern.
Push them closely if necessary before the glue becomes too tacky to move.
Always cut the extra length from the working strip and use it as a short strip when approaching the corner.
After you have worked the way down to the shortest strip, come back the one next to the first working strip you have started with.
Remove the adhesive tape you have put on earlier and work on that direction until you completely fill the pattern.
Leave the woven piece to set overnight so that the glue is completely dry for maximum bonding strength.
You can use this beautiful piece of intrecciato weave pattern to sew your project on the next day.
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