Crimp cloth, a kind of handwoven shibori made with heat-reactive fibers, is the perfect fabric to create great looking garments that fit and flatter every body type. Crimp cloth garments can expand or shrink to fit layers underneath, and they can travel with you anywhere and never wrinkle!In this video, Dianne Totten teaches how to sew garments with crimp cloth. With her expert instruction, you'll see how easy it is to sew with this ultra-flexible fabric. And there's no complex fitting because the fabric does the fitting for you.

You'll Love This Weaving Video If:

  • You love experimenting with color and texture
  • You're looking for handwoven garments that fit and flatter
  • You want creative ways to use your stash

In Woven Shibori: Sewing With Crimp Cloth You'll Learn:

  • How to plan a garment using crimp cloth
  • Simple 3-seam and 5-seam patterns
  • How to add sleeves
  • Options for edge finishing
  • How to care for your crimp cloth garments

About the Expert: Dianne Totten has been a weaver for over 35 years, and her expertise in sewing complements her passion for weaving. She uses her version of woven shibori, which she calls “crimp cloth," to create one-of-a-kind garments. She teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School as well as nationally and internationally for guilds and regional conferences. Her award-winning work has appeared in Complex Weavers Journal; Handwoven; Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot; and Vävmagasinet.Väv chose her crimp cloth jacket as a “Best in Show" at the Swedish National Convention Fashion Show.