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Project

The Cheetah

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Working with faux leather. It was a little more difficult than I imagined because it stretches. I'm new to sewing so I'm new to working with different fabric types. The handles were a little hard to make - in fact, I made several before I got it right. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Experiment with the fabrics you use first - make a few proto-types and see what works best for you. I think I would have used synthetic rope, instead of cotton, (for less stretch with the faux leather) in making the handles. Next time I will.

What you will need

  • Cotton
  • lightweight canvas (lining)
  • faux leather
  • zipper
  • metal feet
  • cotton rope (for handles)
  • d-rings
  • clamps.

Q&A with Sew Spirited

CUBI729 asked:
Super nice bag, love the fabric and leather straps, also love your label.
Sew Spirited answered:
:) Thank you! I just threw that label together last minute. But its really caught on so I think I'll make more!
knitofrage asked:
It looks great!
Sew Spirited answered:
Thank you!
Teresa Maria asked:
You did a great job on this. I agree. Love the label!!
Sew Spirited answered:
Thank you! I put a comment under my Cheetah bag explaining how I made the label, if you are interested in doing it for your bags or projects. :)

Skill Level

Intermediate