|The warp||Cotton Yarn 8/2, natural white, tex 76×2,
1 kg = 6 800 m
|Warp||width 46 cm
the sett 8 ends/cm
number of warp ends 368
amount of yarn needed 142 g
|Reed||2 per dent in a 40-dent reed (metric) = 40/2|
|Weave structure||Crepe weave|
|Weft||Eko Mercerised Cotton 8/2, tex 76×2, 1 kg = 6 800 m|
It is comfortable to weave light fabrics with a table loom during the hot days of summer. Wind a cotton warp and weave a shimmering cloth fabric for a top or a blouse with a table loom. Easy summer top has only one seam on the back. The beautiful selvedge hasn’t been hidden under a seam or hem, instead, it is visible in the hem and top edge of the cloth.
Tip Mark the pattern repeat with a thread, so you can easily check where you are in the lift plan. Insert the thread under the warp after a repeat and rise on top of the fabric after the next repeat. The marking thread is still in the fabric in the picture on the right.
The sett is 8 picks per cm. The woven length is 215 cm and the size off the loom 42,5 cm x 208 cm. The size is after wet finish 38 cm x 191 cm and after pressing 39 x 193 cm. There is enough fabric for size S – L.
Amount of weft yarn needed
Eko Mercerised Cotton 8/2, tex 76×2, 1 kg = 6 800 m,
Garnhuset i Kinna
863 beige 114 g
Finishing and sewing
Before sewing the fabric, shrink it by soaking it in water. Finish the edges with a 3-step zigzag always before the cutting! We sew the top S-sized.
Adjust the measurements according to your size.
Shirt piece 39 cm x 102 cm, 1 pc.
Strap pieces 4 cm x 45 cm, 4 pcs.
The measurements include 1 cm seam allowances.
The length of the strap is 41 cm in the finished top.
The body width in the finished top is 100 cm.
Tips for Sewing
Sew first and then cut
The edges of handwoven fabrics are finished before cutting them. First, use basting to mark the line where you’re going to cut the fabric. Sew zigzag stitches to the edges with a sewing machine.
Cut the pieces apart along the basting stitches.
Iron and fold the straps before sewing. Topstitch both sides of the straps.
Measure the correct length of the straps and sew by hand to the front and back panel.
Sew a narrow elastic band between the straps backside to tighten the upper edge. Stretch the band while sewing.
Attach the pair of straps to each other with few stitches to prevent them from falling from the shoulders.