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NicoleMarie
« on: September 14, 2012 03:12:48 AM »

I have been wanting to make a "store-bought-looking" for a while now so I came up with a simple pleated bag design that I thought would lend itself nicely to adding hardware.  I also wanted a leather look, so I found this faux leather that was super easy to sew with.



While the bag is simple, it is the hardware and material that really give it that store-bought look. 


I even took the time to add some detail on the interior pockets by adding leather accents.


I really had fun making this and I think I achieved my goal!  If you take the time you can pretty much take any bag pattern and give it that "professional" finish by adding hardware.


If you are interested, you can read more about this bag here: http://sewplicity.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-bag-design-and-fun-with-hardware.html

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012 06:29:58 AM »

awesome!!!!! my one experience of working with faux leather has made me terrified of the stuff lol.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012 10:01:10 AM »

That is a great bag and you did a beautiful job adding the hardware and sewing the tabs and strap.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012 10:33:23 PM »

Beautiful.  I would definitely look at that if it were in a store.  Now I want to make one.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012 04:08:44 AM »

Looks gorgeous! I would definitely buy it! (i've been wanting a leather bag for ages! haha)
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012 05:24:19 PM »

 Great job!!!!, your bag looks very professional. Where did get your hardware and how do you set rivets is there a special tool for it? Can you explain that. Thx
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012 02:24:51 PM »

This is great - so classic looking. It will never go out of style. I've never worked with faux leather but now I really want to try Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012 02:56:53 PM »

looks great!  I've also begun playing around with faux leather.  i'm loving using it with a fun lining.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012 05:27:41 PM »

Classy!
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012 05:44:57 PM »

Hi there stranger.  I really like your HB.  I have some vinyl {blue not green} that I want to make a HB.
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