InstructionsThe sewing of the bag is quite simple as there are not many pieces.
The main difficulty is to make the leather bands, to assemble the pieces, make the handles and then stitch the straps on the bag: you need to have a strong sewing machine for that. Here I used a special machine available at the leather workshop of a friend!
But I am sure that any other resistant material (like a hard ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Eco-Friendly, Casual, Cute, Funky
- Spoonflower heavy cotton twill printed in Tetris-Style Blocks Falling pattern by Jennytoo - Fuschia leather recycled from an old jacket - Hardware (zip, buckles and hooks) - Lining: cotton sateen - Handles: flexible plastic tube
What was your inspiration?
I had in mind to work with a printed fabric from Spoonflower (that I think is a great supplier of real beautiful prints for craft projects!)
When I saw that summer tote contest, I couldn't resist!
We have many of that knid of bags at home but they are all either just functionnal or heavily fashion... So I thought it might be interesting to see how a fun print could spice up a classic bag shape and how bright color handles could give the final trendy touch.
So here we are!
What are you most proud of?
How the color of the leather matches one of the colors of the prints. Also how those leather straps came out (it was mainly the first time for me to use the leather to make complete parts rather than just patches)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you go for leather, be sure to have the right machinery!
Otherwise do not hesitate to find alternatives (like hard polyester tape)