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Make "tabistry" just like that found at tabistry.blogspot.com from simple soda pop and beer can pull tabs and scrap fabric. That is all that is needed to make unlimited items.

No special skills or tools needed!

Once these basic techniques are mastered, the possibilities of what you create are endless. You can find many patterns on the tabistry blog for free. And, in the near future there will also be many more complex patterns and more advanced tutorials available to try in my etsy store.

This tutorial has been updated to cover the following basic techniques needed to make belts, jewelry, hats, purses, and even clothing such as corsets and shoes. Including:

• Choosing & Preparing Material and Tabs
• 2 Types of Foundation Chain
• Making Scale Pattern Panels
• Adding Top and Bottom Rows
• Weaving "In the Round"
• Shaping Panels with Increasing & Decreasing
• Expanding Flat Circles & Rings
• Joining pieces Together with 3 Types of Join
• Tying Off Ends
• Finishing Edges and Adding Trim
• Joining Material Strips

Plus, I have included a grid sheet to help you layout your own custom patterns.

You will receive a link to the Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) file as soon as I've been notified that payment has been received and cleared. This file can be downloaded at your leisure within at least one month after receiving you link.

BONUS: Included with the tutorial are complete instructions for making my can tab flower favors (as pictured on the cover), which can be easily made into pins, barrettes or many other fun items.

Tabistry Basics Step-by-Step Illustrated Tutorial


  • Materials: pull tabs, scrap fabric
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