A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,686
Currently Running With Scissors:
437 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Upcycled jacket bag  (Read 23032 times)
Tags for this thread: leather , bag , craftster_best_of_2011 , upcycled  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sewfumust
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011 05:08:05 AM »

Absolutely wonderful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
susanab
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2011 01:37:58 PM »

crimee--that's magic!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

my photo blog:
nysnaps.blogspot.com
lidehtium
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2011 02:13:51 PM »

Thats beautiful, you did a wonderful job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Aliped
Offline Offline

Posts: 659
Joined: 14-Aug-2008

Only dead fish go with the flow ....


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011 04:19:39 PM »

That is absolutely fantastic!!  Any words of wisdom for anybody else, thinking of doing something similar?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
jasminewolverine
Jack of all trades, master of none!
Offline Offline

Posts: 305
Joined: 02-Aug-2011

Extrapolate that!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011 04:29:06 PM »

Gorgeous upcycle! You've done a fantastic job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I would love to do a personal swap for stuff for my lonely, empty walls!
rach0h
Offline Offline

Posts: 43
Joined: 01-Jan-2011

always be joyful.


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011 04:59:58 PM »

WOW! serious skill! this is sooo awesome! i wish i had the leather jacket to MAKE the bag out of, not even considering how awesome the bag is! well done.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Rousseline
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011 06:06:11 PM »

Wow, this bag looks nice! It looks store-bought, congrats!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

chezlin
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011 08:05:55 PM »

Thanks all! Smiley

That is absolutely fantastic!!  Any words of wisdom for anybody else, thinking of doing something similar?

Thanks!  Some stuff I figured out was that bobby pins are great to use to hold the leather pieces together prior to sewing them up.  You're not supposed to use regular pins because they'll leave holes in the leather.  Also, go slow.  I broke many a needle because I was getting impatient about the bag getting completed.  I also found that the leather I had didn't want to easily move through the sewing machine.  It was getting kind of stuck to the presser foot, so some of the stitching is all out of wack.  Towards the end of the purse I had the brilliant idea of covering the bottom side of the presser foot with a little but of painters tape and it actually helped with the leather sticking.  Hope these tips help!

I'm glad you guys all like it!  I'm working on another purse with the left over bits of jacket as I type! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftylittlemonkey
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 2137
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011 09:06:40 PM »

Oh no, you didn't sew this with a regular sewing machine foot?! D'oh. There is a special foot for that made of teflon (it's white plastic), it allows leather and plastic (aka sticky fabrics) to slide under the foot without issue.

Now I am doubly impressed though, that you did such a wonderful job even without the proper tools. Very nice, impressively completed and thoroughly enviable. I'm tempted to give it a go myself, I think it turned out great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
Ruby Copperhead
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 4209
Joined: 11-Aug-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2011 02:33:35 AM »

Extremely cool bag.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
Clipper Haircut Cutting Techniques For Men
How to Blow Dry Hair
How to Style Curly and Wavy Hair
How to Create Formal Updo Hairstyles
How to Do Long Layer Hairstyles
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Aubergine, Tomato and Goat Cheese Bake
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.