This pattern first appeared in the 2020 issue of Little Looms. I love this little project. It was so quick to weave, unlike most other things I try to tackle. I loathe to say something can be done in a weekend. I never get "weekend" projects done in the two-day allotment. I will call this a weekend-ish project. It is highly possible you could actually finish it in a weekend. If you don't, that's cool, too. I have three young kids, a mother-in-law, husband, plants and pets who all live under the same roof as me and my projects, I totally get needing more time.
This was the first time I'd used a full hemp fiber in my weaving. I have spun hemp and woven with hemp/cotton blends, but this was different. Hemp does not have the same elasticity as other fibers, so maintaining a consistent tension in the warp was tricky. However, it is a small project, so even if you wind up with hooks and lego blocks hanging off the back of your loom, the finish line is not yards away. I think it is totally worth it, too. The hemp fibers are strong and have gotten so soft with use. Plus, it is a sustainable and usually eco-friendly fiber choice.
Now that this pattern is for sale in my little Etsy shop, I'm excited to see other people's finished projects. I hope people find the pattern to be a great recipe where they can either make the bag as written, or adjust it to be their own. While it does require minimal cutting and sewing, the pattern is really straightforward and can be easily adjusted to accommodate different fibers, loom sizes, weaving structures, numbers of bags...
As for me, I am planning on weaving a few more of these functional cuties as soon as I finish the current occupant of my Cricket Loom. I am excited to be making patterns more widely available and hope you can check them out. Stay tuned, too, I have a few more originals in the works that should be popping up over the next few months.