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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: question about sewing with leather (for a wristlet) on: July 22, 2006 09:09:53 AM
Hi if you are sewing leather on a regular sewing machine you need a size 18 needle. You also need a walking foot with grooves underneath so the leather could move freely when being stitched. In terms of thread you need #69 Nylon Thread-it is strong and durable on the leather. Normal thread could work but it might burst easily. Normal thread, if you take your time, could work on light suede. You also have to adjust your tension and stitch length on the machine-I suggest you practice with a scrap first.

With regards to where you can get leather-it all depends on where you are located. I am in New York so I could tell you about places there. You can also check ebay they have a lot of sellers who sell leather and scraps. Leather is sold by the square foot and prices can vary a lot. Leather is usually expensive.

You can sew that wrislet you just have to know what you are doing since leatherwork involves certain tools, glues and techniques to give it a professional look. You can PM me if you like-I study Accessory Design at FIT in New York and I take handbag construction classes in leather.

Hope this helps.

island-princess
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / PocketWallet - Sheep on Dark Blue on: July 21, 2006 09:28:49 AM
I love ALL of your stuff, and I really love aqua at the moment.  I see your relocation plans are on hold.  I'm sorry to hear that, but selfishly glad because then I get to see more new stuff from you!   Grin

Where in the world do you get your colored snaps?  I've looked everywhere, including online, but can't find any!  Are they metal or plastic?  They look metal in the pics.

Keep up the good work, and thanks for all the inspiration!

Hi I found the following sites that sell colored snaps. Hope that helps.

http://www.snapsource.com/store/snapcolors.php
This site is good and looks similar to the snaps on the wallet

These are also useful
http://home.att.net/~tjatsdehart/Snap.html
http://home.att.net/~tjatsdehart/Resin.html

From here onwards these are suppliers and some are international. Yahoo search word "snap suppliers" "colored snap suppliers" The word "supplier" makes a major difference to find what you are looking for.

http://www.fuzing.com/vli/000075aab276/quality_Metal_Snap_Fasteners
http://www.indexfasteners.com/product/scovill/gripper_d.htm

If you really want to know a list of suppliers in India-this is a great site as well
http://www.indianindustry.com/trims/10348.html

I also found this site that has some great stuff not only snaps but also additional handbag hardware and velcro etc. The stuff on this site looks great if you are interested

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/products.html#Hardware


Thanks.
island-princess
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: checkbook wallet tutorial (insane amount of pictures) on: June 21, 2006 11:33:06 AM
Thanks for the tutorial. I really like your design and fabric.

island-princes
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami Pocket Pouch on: June 21, 2006 11:29:49 AM
Very nice. I like the white stitching on the black fabric.

island-princess
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Spring bag even though its summer on: June 14, 2006 06:49:06 AM
Very nice Smiley
 
I like the color green and the shape is very unusual and functional.

I would love to see the inside as well which I am sure is as nice as the outside Smiley

island-princess
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: H & M flower knockoff tote on: June 10, 2006 11:59:15 AM
Very nice. Good job Smiley

island-princess
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: draw string bag?? on: June 08, 2006 09:27:33 AM
Hi hope this helps.

This is very extensive and covers different techniques with clear pictures.

CHECK IT OUT!

http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/tutorials/index.html

Thanks
island-princess
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: first time here... on: June 07, 2006 01:05:11 PM
Welcome to Craftster! I like your bag Smiley

island-princess
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Rockin New Ipod Cozy on: June 07, 2006 07:27:04 AM
I like it very much Smiley
It is different the way you just cut out the screen part and I also like the frayed look VERY NICE! Smiley

island-princess
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tote Bag Swap (SIGNUP 5/1/06-5/20/06 ; MAIL BY 6/17/06). on: May 31, 2006 08:43:29 AM
The list is up. 32 participants.

Thanks for posting the list and responding to my PM

Have a nice day.
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