As for the fabric, I wanted a small check or plaid for this project. I played around with colors and designs on the free online plaid maker at PlaidMaker. What a fun and addictive program! I found myself lost in a world of plaids. I ended up choosing a warping pattern of 4 dark gray, 4 light gray, and 2 red. This was repeated across the warp. The weft was a mirror image - 4 picks dark gray, 4 light gray, and 2 red, repeated throughout the weft.
Warp width 19”
Weaving length 52”
Before cutting, I back my fabric with ShapeFlex, a lightweight fusible (JoAnn Fabrics.) This stabilizes the woven fabric so that you can cut and sew without worry of raveling.