Created by: fatzaz
Project

Fringed Belt Bag

What are you most proud of? I couldn't find a pattern for what I wanted so I took elements that I liked from photos online and it worked out ok - I learned a lot along the way. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Buy lots of needles - the leather seems to chew them up. If embroidering on leather, choose a light (not dense) embroidery design and slow your machine down.

You Can Make This

fatzaz made Fringed Belt Bag with:

  • Leather
  • embroidery thread

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I couldn't find a pattern for what I wanted so I took elements that I liked from photos online and it worked out ok - I learned a lot along the way. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Buy lots of needles - the leather seems to chew them up. If embroidering on leather, choose a light (not dense) embroidery design and slow your machine down.

Q&A with fatzaz

kay keld asked:
love this bag. I know what you mean about being on a bike and having a bag that is accessible but not likely to fall off you when riding.
fatzaz answered:
Thanks - it's really functional. We ride motorcycles, so the snaps on the side of the bag hook on to my belt loops, while keeping my phone and $$ close at hand. I also used it at a concert so I was hands free all night - I guess it's just an updated version of a fanny pack!
4bird2 asked:
How did the machine embroidery go through your machine on what looks like leather? This is very attractive, I could use one for riding horses too.
fatzaz answered:
The embroidery was fine- the leather is not real thick. if you use a light embroidery design, slow your machine down and use the smallest needle (80-12 or 90-14 embroidery) possible you should have success. I also float my leather instead of hooping it. Good luck and have fun!

Skill Level

Intermediate