I was taking a beginner’s weaving class and wanted to do something different than the usual table cloths. So I did a re-modelled version of the blue IKEA bag! The weaving took longer than needed, but that’s mostly due to my laziness.
The hardest part of the hack was the weaving. Some bits look a bit messed up (not shown on pics, of course :)) And you’ll also need to make sure that you have a sewing machine sturdy enough to sew through thick material. If I could do this again, I would probably pay more attention to the colours and design of the woven part.
But now that it’s done, I like the funky feel to it, besides it being a one-of-a-kind woven IKEA bag.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.