Nights after the girls are settled in, is my only really time to sit and weave or knit lately. Actually it’s my only time to spin either. Since it’s late, I want to lounge as well. Having a large 4 harness or a larger Rigid Heddle isn’t what I would call lounge weaving. So I have a 15 inch Flip from the shop and it fits on my lap perfectly. I’ll have to see if I can get Husbeast to take a photo of my lounge weaving.
To make this bag, I started with a tough canvasy type material for the outside and the inside is a patterned calico.
I left the material folded in half and considered the fold the bottom. I set the loom, in it’s folded traveling state as shown in the photo, on top of the folded material. I gave it 4 inches extra on the side and the top. For this loom, I only needed to cut at the side. I made a giant pocket in the front that will hold my pick up sticks and extra heddles. I also made 2 giant pockets for the inside that will hold clamps, warping peg, and stick shuttles. You could also make another large pocket for yarns.
Attach the pockets to the parts, then sew the sides up of each part (leave a hole in the calico for flipping the bag). Turn one right side out and put them together (right sides together) with handles. Sew the top, turn the bags right way. Sew a triangle at the bottom for a square bottom and then do a top stitching around the top.
I know the directions are a little vague but it’s just a simple square bottom tote. If you get any sewing pattern for a square bottom tote, you will get the idea of how to make it, the important stuff was custom fitting it to your loom.
Soon I’ll show you what I’ve been working on.