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« on: April 18, 2011 10:28:24 AM »

this bag caused me physical and psychological pain, but I'm fairly sure it's worth it.

back story: I found some pleather in the new bargain bin at my local hobbycraft, now if you know nothing about hobbycraft you should know only this: most of their fabrics are overpriced.

the packet said 25cm x 100cm and it was only 1. I saw it, thought omg! sister in law's birthday! got it home, opened it and it's actually 50cm x 125cm!!!!

anyway, i cut out a bag which I designed myself, cut out the lining from some really funky stuff in my stash and started sewing the straps.

aaaargh I HATE PLEATHER!!! I trie all sorts of ways, and gave up on straps, finished the bag and reached for the upholstry braiding and eyelets. I took my frustration of the pleather on the eyelets.

thing is, now I have made it, I am in love lol!!!

finally, a gratuitous Brocolli plant picture.

« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011 11:30:27 AM »

What a huge broccoli plant!

The bag is rather good too. Actually I really like it with the upholstery cord as handles.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011 03:48:09 PM »

It's wonderful! Good for you, taming the pleather monster!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011 04:19:39 AM »

Nice! But for "next time" you can cut strips of paper (I use baking paper, but I'm pretty sure you can buy pre-cut paper on a roll like tape at the fabric store) to sew over so the pleather doesn't get crazy on you. After the seam's done, just break away the paper.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011 05:30:07 AM »

I did try that (baking paper also!) and it still decided to be a total mare lol.
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