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Learn how to 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!

This tutorial covers the following basic techniques needed to make belts, jewelry, hats, purses, and even clothing such as corsets and shoes (patterns not included), 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

Once these basic techniques are mastered, the possibilities of what you create are endless. Or, there are many patterns/ tutorials available to try in my etsy store.

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.

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


This tutorial IS NOT NEEDED to work the Tabistry Patterns available in my Etsy Store. Though, these Basics may contain techniques and information not covered in other listings.

You will receive an email from Etsy letting you know your Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file is ready for download. Your files can also be downloaded at your leisure from your Etsy profile once purchased. If you do not receive anything within 24 hours and have difficulty finding the files to download, please contact me by Etsy convo or email at mieljolie [!at] yahoo.com.

Also, note that I'm making this older Basics version available for a limited time until an updated version will replace it. If you purchase this tutorial and would like the new version when it is available, please contact me at that time. I will be posting on my blog (tabistry.blogspot.com) and facebook (Mieljolie) when it has been replaced.

Look for more tabistry patterns/tutorials available to try in my etsy store! Keep checking for updates.

Tabistry Basics Step-by-Step Illustrated PDF Tutorial - Instructions for aluminum soda pop can tab weaving