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Type of item: Functional
Faux leather vinyl; cotton lining (pink); zipper, roller foot (for sewing machine)
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to sew with faux leather, which I have never done before. Instead of sewing something more difficult, I started out with the simple "exposed zipper bag" which I had learned to make in the fabulous "Beginning Serging" class. Note that I used a regular sewing machine, not the serger, to sew this faux leather bag.
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.
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!