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Faux leather - Exposed zipper bag

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My 1st faux leather bag

Created in this Craftsy Course

Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by Amy Alan

Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Sizing Unisex
Style Traditional
Christine F. on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Faux leather vinyl; cotton lining (pink); zipper, roller foot (for sewing machine)

Christine F. on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I tried to sew a material that I had never worked with before, but always wanted to try.

Christine F. on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? * Be sure to use a brand new heavy duty or leather needle to ensure that your needle is sharp. * At first I tried to sew the faux leather using the standard foot on my sewing machine. That doesn't work well. Investing $10 to get a roller foot (made for sewing leather, velvet, etc) made all the difference!

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Your bag looks awesome. Good job.

03/10/2013 Flag

Thanks Diane. It's fun to try out new materials.

03/11/2013 Flag

Whoa! That is an awesome work of art! Can't decide if I'm inspired or intimidated, but I am certainly impressed! ;) Thank you for sharing. (Actually I am encouraged!)

03/11/2013 Flag

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03/11/2013 Flag

Great job. This is something my husband would like.

03/24/2013 Flag

Very nice looking bag. I believe you could go into business?

01/23/2014 Flag