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Mockup Commuter Bag

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Making Leather Bags taught by Don Morin

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Wool felt, Nylon lining

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? In the leather version, I will make the side panels narrower towards the top and use them to attach the O-Rings. Sewing on the tabs was a pain and they do not feel very stable to me. I am not very happy about the Top-Heaviness of my mockup, but I will find a solution for that...

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This is a great design! I love the darts in the front pocket, nice way to give it some depth without making it bulky. Can't wait to see the real thing!

05/10/2013 Flag

I love your original bag, and nice to see a mockup.

05/12/2013 Flag

A very good attempt with the flap. May I suggest having the top of the flap insert into a horizontal seam and align that seam with the one visible on the gusset? Nice job.

05/25/2013 Flag

I love the design. Do you think those darts would translate well in leather? I would love a nice slouchy, soft leather messenger-type bag with long straps. I've actually shopped for one and can't quite find the right one. I may just have to make one. Does the class include where to find the leather? Everyone says that it' s easy to sew leather with a sewing machine, but I admit I'm still very hesitant. :) I would love to make this little bag in leather: http://www.marthastewart.com/264167/reversible-purse?autonomy_kw=purse%20pattern&rsc=header_1

06/29/2013 Flag

It's going to be beautiful in leather!!!!

11/26/2013 Flag