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« on: September 18, 2005 06:11:33 PM »

I, once again, followed the skipping bag tutorial and came up with this:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d739b3127cce94722ee0112e00000015108EZtXLVw3aG

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http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d739b3127cce94722ed9902700000016108EZtXLVw3aG

What do you guys think about the green leather?  Tacky?  I can't tell.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005 08:46:40 PM »

Not tacky at all!  I (heart) your bag!  Love the lining, too!

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005 03:05:30 AM »

Hey, thanks!  I really fell in love with the green when I saw it in the store, but I worried that it was a bit too much.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005 09:49:49 AM »

Oooh, I *like* the green pleather.  I think it looks classy. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005 09:56:12 AM »

Thanks so much!  I just came across this really snazzy purple irridescent pleather too.  I couldn't pass it up. 

For anyone living in upstate NY, I found a really old fabric store that sells their material for next to nothing.  I've been getting my material for as little as $2/yd.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005 09:59:36 AM »

Oh, I've just got to see whatever you make with the purple pleather, it sounds amazing!!  I don't live in upstate NY (N. IL, rather), but we have an old upholstery shop here and the lady sells stuff that is close out and discontinued very cheaply.  I get a lot of my fabric at thrift stores, too. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005 10:01:42 AM »

I'm addicted to red, so I promised myself I'd work with the red pleather first.  After that one I'll work with the purple.  I'll post pics when it's finished.  God, I love working with this stuff.  Lots of fun!
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005 10:21:16 AM »

I love red, too.  My first ever bag that I made was red velvteen with leopard print liner, heheh.
I'll have to watch for your posts so I can see them when you're done! ^_^
So you don't think the pleather is hard to work with?  Wal-mart had black pleather on sale for 3.77$ a yard, and I thought about getting some to fool around with, but I didn't know if my machine would like it, hehe.
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2005 10:59:46 AM »

The only time I found it to be a bit tricky to work with was the finishing stitches around the top of the bag and on the strap.  My machine handled the material like a pro, and I realized after I was done that I never changed my needle to anything more heavy-duty.  Of course, I'm not sure what kind of machine you're using.  I just have a basic Kenmore machine, but it went through the pleather like a champ!  I'd hate for you to ruin your machine just because I got lucky, you know?  The problem was with the pinning.  I went through about half of my pins on one bag and bent them all.  It was a pain in the butt, but a small price to pay for a nice durable bag. 

I'd say buy the black pleather and play around with it!  And, if you do, please let me know what you think about it.  If you make a skipping bag from the fabric, let me know if you have a hard time with the bottom of the bag.  I followed the tutorial as always but the bottom of the bag sags when there's nothing in it.  I would love for it to sit flat.  The bag stands on its own but it looks weird when someone is carrying it.  I tried adding a piece of acrylic insert and that didn't work.  I might resort to the Jordy bottom on any further bags if I can't get it to work out.

Oh, and once you're done and you pull your pins out, don't be alarmed if you can still see the little holes and indentations from the pins.  Give the material a little while and all the marks disappear.  Weird.
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And now the ocean fills your lungs, and now you've got what you had come for, resting peaceful as you sink to drown under a sea of strangers.

-E. Bachmann
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2005 11:07:42 AM »

That's a really cute bag and I love the green. Good choice on the lining, too. Your bag has inspired me to try pleather sometime when I spot it on sale.

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