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Making Leather Bags taught by Don Morin

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? I'm trying the pattern as Don suggests and making a mock -up bag first using pleather

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What are you most proud of? Ummmm getting there, frustrated by thread and tension - maybe it is just the pleather???

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's fun learning new processes- I used pleather - OMG - what horrible fabric - my leather one will be so much easier than this baby! Had problems with the tabs, but it looks great.. Even though it is pleather!!

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Really nice job! Love the lining choice!

06/13/2013 Flag

Thanks - are you making one?

06/15/2013 Flag

love this!

06/28/2013 Flag

Thanks, are you making a bag too?

06/28/2013 Flag

I've enrolled with the class Pohutukawa, but I haven't started it yet. I'm currently working on the Sew Better Sew Faster class. I'm getting ready to cut out my fabric this morning...then I have that Classic Tailored Shirt class to get going as well...whew, I might need a couple more lifetimes, LOL.

06/29/2013 Flag

That looks great! I actually love how stiff/structured it looks. I'd be tempted to make one in pleather but last time I sewed on the stuff it cost me $100 in machine repairs. It's really gorgeous though. If I saw that in a store I'd probably buy it!

08/09/2013 Flag

Oh you say lovely things!! Thanks

08/09/2013 Flag

Despite the issues your pleather bag looks so fab I can't wait to see the one in leather!

10/04/2013 Flag

Thanks, I've got some leather now, so am planning to make the real thing.

12/21/2013 Flag