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professoruuc
« on: February 12, 2005 11:17:15 AM »

so once upon a time a girl got a cusion replaced on the leather couch at her house. her mom was ever-so-smart and thought, "my daughter will make fine use of this extra leather!" and her prophecy was fullfilled: the girl set out on a quest to make a classic jordy purse from the leather. she fought with her needle through many obstacles and finally, after much trial and tribulation, she succeded in creating:









i used thin strips of leather to make leather "string" ties for closure. whaddaya think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2005 11:21:05 AM »

That is sooooo pretty. I'm jealous I need one now. And kudos to you for not giving up.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2005 12:29:10 PM »

that's great! Any tips for sewing with leather (or pleather)? I've got some red pleather and I just bought leather needles, but is there anything else I should know, oh great guru of leatherdom? Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005 01:45:15 PM »

well... it was my first time using leather, for anything, and i managed to break two needles (my strongest). while i wouldnt call myself a guru, i'd say youre pretty much set now that you have some strong leather needles. i also used normal thread, i dont thing you need anything especially thick. and sew sloooww... going too fast is what broke my needles i think  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2005 02:56:06 PM »

that is really cute!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2005 07:15:37 AM »

I have found using a roller foot helps too,less needle breakage. Cute bag I like the shape.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2005 03:02:55 PM »

I see you're much more successful with leather then I ever have been  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2005 09:13:44 PM »

squirelpoo...the walking feet attachments are miracle workers for leather and pleather, also vinyl.  I bought a walking foot for my Bernina for almost $150; it's a must have.  Having a Bernina is really great too. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2005 07:46:24 AM »

Wow, thats great! I went out and bought a book about making leather purses. You have given me some inspiration to get started!
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