DIY Fashion: Tressage Trissu (Weave Fabric)Sunday, February 26, 2012
I was Stumbling one day and I came across this awesome blog with a super cool technique for making fabric look woven without actually weaving! I've been itching to try it, and I finally got around to it today!
First, turn your fabric inside out. Then you'll need to measure out a square grid. (Yes I did use a highlighter, it was the only washable thing I had that would show up on this fabric.) I did squares 2 inches x 2 inches, 12 inches across and about 40 inches down. I wouldn't do squares any larger than 2 inches. Try 1 or 1.5 inches for a more defined woven look! I did 6 columns and about 20 rows. You can do as many columns or rows as you like, but make sure you have at least 3 columns and 3 rows. Keep in mind that this technique does cause the length and width of your fabric to shrink a bit. Depending on your material you may want to make your squares smaller than I did.
Then just pull the thread tight to gather the fabric, make two more stitches to secure the gather and then tie off your thread and clip off the excess. Above is how the back should now look, and below is how the front should now look.
Continue the same process, following the direction of your diagonal lines. Below is how the back should look after doing two rows.
Just a note: Yes I did use a highlighter to mark out the squares. It was not hard to wash out at all. I just ran the shirt under water.
Looks pretty good if I do say so myself!! The shirt is still oddly shaped when I put it on, so I'm still working on figuring out how to make it look a bit better. I'll post pictures of me wearing it when I get that sorted out.
Let me know if you try this technique, and show me pictures of your tresage trissu!!!
- xoxo, Jayy