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Cross Stitch Pencil Tray Plain Weave

Finished Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 20 cm x 5cm 

 Important Notes!
- Gorilla Wood Glue is highly recommended for best results.
- Different color strips are used in photos for the applicable step.
- Finished item may vary slightly in size from the dimensions above.
- At KaGOcraft, we prefer to use centimeters for our measurements instead of inches, as it's more precise for our projects and will yield the best results in the finished item.


Skill level: ★★★☆☆

Supply list

- KaGOcraft's 15mm Craft Band
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Scissors
- Clips or Clothespins
- Starter tool kit

Prepare the Craft Band 15mm for this project

Color A: Main Color of the Basket (Rain drop , Total 771cm)
Color B: Accent Color of the Basket (Pearl Gray, Total 250cm)

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1 Horizontal strip   39cm 3 12 A
2 Horizontal strip   20cm 2 12 A
3 Support strip   7.5cm 2 12 A
4 Vertical strip  27m 7 12 A
6 Reinforcement strip  20cm 2 12 A
7 Weaving strip  62cm 3 12 A
11 Rim strip  62cm 2 12 A
12 Lacing strip  250cm 1  2 B



1.Make the base. Arrange Horizontal strips 1 & 2  as shown.  Make sure that all of the strips are centered. Glue the Support strips along both sides as shown.

2.Turn over, and glue Vertical strips along both sides as shown. Make sure they are centered.
3.Flip back to the front side. Take two of the vertical strips and weave as shown, alternating over and under. 
4.Push them out to either side.
5.Weave rest of  Vertical strip , taking care to reverse the over and under effect.
6.Glue the Reinforcement strips along the top and bottom as shown.

7.Fold all strips upward as shown.

8.Take a weaving strip and place the end behind the second vertical strip and secure with a clip or clothespin. Weave alternately, use clothespins to help keep in place.

9. After weaving the first row cut off any excess and glue.
Make sure that the ends are hidden by the vertical strips.
10. Using a new  Weaving strip, start the second row at the 3rd vertical strip on the opposite side of the basket to maintain an even thickness. Weave over and under.

 11. Repeat weaving with the remaining Weaving strips as shown, until 3 rows are completed. Gradually pull the vertical strips to tighten the gaps between the rows.

12. For all of the vertical strips on the outside of the top row, fold inward, inside of the top row, outward.
13. Cut off excess as necessary and tuck the ends into 2nd and 3rd row from the top. Ends should be unseen.
14. Place Rim Strips on the inside and outside of the top row and clip them together.   
15. Fold the Lacing Strip in half, and hang over the rim as shown. Use a clothespin to help keep it in place.

16. Wrap it at an angle as shown. It should wrap from under the top row, cross over where there is a vertical strip, and over the rim.

17.  First wrap around the Rim  Strips is complete.

18.Use the other side of lacing strip (B) to complete the lacing pattern. This time it should come over the rim, and down across the lacing strip from the previous step, and go under the top row.
 19. Lace wrap around the Rim  Strips is complete.
20. Apply glue to the end of Rim Lacing Strip and tuck into the rim.
21.Pull the strip and secure. Cut off excess.
Your Cross Stitch Pencil Tray as shown and it's done!
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