If you enjoy inkle weaving and find yourself turning out band after band, you might be wondering what to do with them all.
We put together an All Access Skill Guide on inkle weaving essentials a few weeks ago. In this handy-dandy guide, we included all the information you need to start weaving on an inkle loom, including creative and fun uses for your inkle bands. We loved this list so much that we wanted to share these project ideas from the skill guide with everyone! Here are 10 clever ideas for using your inkle bands—from tried-and-true to mind-blowingly creative—straight from the pages of Easy Weaving with Little Looms.
A classic for a reason, bookmarks take minimal finishing and make a great gift.
Project: Charlotte’s Bands
Charlotte’s Bands by Sara C. Bixler
9. Bag Straps
Use the same yarns from a handwoven bag for a strong yet simple inkle-woven handle.
Project: Sunrise at the Beach Bag
Sunrise at the Beach Bag by Sara Lamb
8. Camera Straps
Make this adjustable strap on an inkle loom, and you’ll never have to worry about securing your camera again.
Project: Fiddler on the Beach
Fiddler on the Beach by Laia Robichaux
7. Tabs for Tea Towels
Tuck just a few inches of inkle band in the hem of a handwoven towel so it can hang at the ready!
Project: Fika Kitchen Towel
Detail of the inkle-woven tab on Fika Kitchen Towel by Anne Merrow
6. Dog Collars
Weave up these classically cute inkle collars to have the dapperest dog at the market.
Project: The Well-Dressed Pup Collar
The Well-Dressed Pup Collar by Elisabeth Hill
Even a simple woven band can create a bold statement.
Project: Braided in Eternity Bracelets
Braided in Eternity Bracelets by Jennifer B. Williams
Drive in style with road-themed lanyards holding your car keys.
Project: Road Trip Lanyards
Road Trip Lanyards by Angela K. Schneider
3. Fancy Footwear
Inkle-woven straps combined with store-bought flip-flop bases create the ultimate beach accessory.
Project: Tropical Sands Flip-Flops
Tropical Sands Flip-Flops by Jennifer B. Williams
2. Clean-up Bag Carrier
Walk your pooch in style with this useful inkle-woven pouch you can attach via carabiner to your dog’s leash.
Project: The Dog Walker’s Friend
The Dog Walker’s Friend by Joan Sheridan
1. Silverware Holder
Weave a pouch for reusable silverware and skip the plastic utensils!
Project: Flatware on the Go