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Dark Fudge Faux Leather Purse

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Hipster, Casual, Classic, Traditional, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Dark Fudge Faux Leather Upholstery Fabric for the exterior, dark brown taffeta for the lining,

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What are you most proud of? I designed a button closure lined pocket assembly--when sewn into the lining creates a double pocket. Then added, two deep drop-in pockets on the opposite interior wall. I free motion quilt interior linings to a foundation fabric to provide firmness, durability, and a tiny bit of weight expected in a quality purse. Picking up this purse you immediately experience the soft faux leather exterior and the textured pattern of free motion quilted stitches over the silky taffeta lining.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? 1. Lengthen your machine stitches when sewing faux leather. 2,. Not all faux leathers are created equal; some have a sticky, rubbery feel to the touch and will not glide easily over the machine surface when sewing--especially when top-stitching straps and horizontal trim. 3. BUYING TIP: pick up a corner of the faux leather and using a bit of pressure rub it against itself. If it doesn't glide, don't buy it.

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Your bag projects are interestingly different. I look forward to seeing the next project.

10/20/2012 Flag

Your bags are wonderful - thank you for sharing your tips on faux leather. What thread and machine needle did you use? Like Linda74Sews, I am looking forward to your next project.

10/21/2012 Flag
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Love the bag! And great photos too!

10/21/2012 Flag

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