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« on: February 19, 2009 06:40:19 PM »

Hi all, I had a huge bag making binge last year then moved onto other things.
Lately I have been toying with the idea of a leather bag, preferably a distressed looking one.
So off to the op-shop.
I bought a couple of jackets, one leather, that guilt just wont let me cut up yet ( thoughts of omg what if I stuff it up, and should I really cut it up if someone could wear it?, silly I know )
I didnt feel so bad cutting up a vinyl one  Cheesy
I completely stuffed up attaching the handles, but doubt that anyone will really know except me, or another sewer. The seams along the zip are another place that needs work, crooked as a dogs hind leg, but vinyl is a new medim to me.
Yah for talcum powder!
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Thanks for looking!
S

The bag is cut from one side of the jacket to use a pocket as a well, pocket.  Grin Perfect size for mobile and keys.   The buttons I liked so I kept.


Its a good size, holds all my stuff without having a cleanout (I just upended my usual bags contents straight in)
handle was easy, sleeve cut in half, sewed together and flipped inside out.
This makes it wider across your shoulder, narrower at the bag.



Red fabric as a lining, with part of a sleeve cut flat as an inside pocket. Really needs more pockets.


I poked the lining through at the bottom to make a feature of it, I was oroginally going to use a version of a Jordy style base, but changed my mind. My partner says it looks like I sewed it wrong. hmmmm.
Lucky he's not wearing it, and I am  Cheesy

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009 05:44:36 AM »

Cute! Very resourceful! Love the way you used the pocket, and the lining too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009 07:42:56 AM »

Nice job! 
I strongly recommend getting a Teflon foot to sew vinyl.  I've never worked with leather, but with vinyl, a Teflon foot makes an otherwise horrible job so easy!  I love my Teflon foot.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009 03:52:03 PM »

Thanks for commenting!
A lady at work initially didnt believe that I had made it, even tho she has seen fabric bags I have made.
That really made my day  Grin
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Oh and thanks for the tip, off to Spotlight I go, to look for a teflon foot!
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