First, cut 8 pieces of fabric strips that are 5 tall and 1 wide.
I labeled the pieces for you to make it easier. (Can you read that? Sorry if you can't, just tell me in the comments)
Take fabric strip 1A and fabric strip 2A and lay 2A on top of 1A like in the picture.
Now take 1B and put it on top of 2A, like in the picture. Pin down.
Next, take 2A and put it on 1C, like so. Pin down.
Now, take 1D and put it on top of 2A. You can't see mine but I think you get the idea. Pin down. Basically you have just done an over, under, over, under sorta thing. Exactly like weaving! Also, there will be a extra piece at the end, don't cut that off yet.
TIP- Make sure all the 1 pieces (1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D are close enough together. Thre should not be a gap between the pieces.
Now take your 2B piece. Take 1A and put it over 2B. Make sure it looks like mine in the picture. Pin down.
Next, put 2B over 1B and pin down.
Whoops, here I messed up. Take 1C and put it over 2B. I did 2B over 1C.
Do not look at the picture for this step.
Again, messed up here. Put 2B over 1D and pin down. You have just done under, over, under, over.
Do the same thing that you did in row one to here. Go over, under, over, under with strip 2C. (Sorry about the messup in row 2. Ask me in the comments if you need any help.) Row three should look like this when you are done.
For row four, do the same thing you did in row 2. Under, over, under, over with strip 2D.
Now flip over and make sure all the pieces are in line and pinned.
Afterwards, cut off all the little excess strips. Also, cut to the size you want it to be.
Time to sew! As you can see, I've sewn on the very edge of the square/rectangle.This is to secure.
Now I'm sewing on the next part. I've created a diagram to show where to sew on the fabric.
The places where you sew are the yellow lines. In all, you should have 6 lines of stiches.
This is about what it should look like when done. If you want, you can add a backing by measuring how big your woven fabric is and then cutting out a piece of fabric that size. Then you sew the two fabrics together by the wrong sides.
Here is another completed one.
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