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« on: June 10, 2011 05:09:25 PM »

I'm going to a Renaissance fair/Medieval festival for a week in August... so I'm making a costume to wear. I'm going to make a blue linen dress...but I've been putting it off because I'm no good at sewing clothes and because I'm waiting for my friend to lend me her dress pattern first... Anyway the dress won't have any pockets, so I made a bag that I can wear on my belt...

It's my first time working with leather and I had a lot of fun with it!

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(Not really going for historical accuracy, I just made a pattern that I thought looked sort of medieval...)  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011 05:23:26 PM »

This is awesome! Nice leather tooling.

I'm going to be making a viking bag, kinda similar to this style. Did you use a bag pattern, or did you wing it? It'll also be my first time working with leather, so I'm a bit curious!

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011 05:24:01 PM »

You have a great future ahead of you if that is your first time with leather!
Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011 05:26:54 PM »

Ohh I totally love it! This would look awesome with my new ren faire costume (which isn't done yet) I haven't worked with real leather at all and would definitely like to know how to do this kind of work.

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011 05:50:58 PM »

This is awesome! Nice leather tooling.

I'm going to be making a viking bag, kinda similar to this style. Did you use a bag pattern, or did you wing it?

Thank you!  Cheesy

No, I didn't use a pattern... It's fairly simple to put together. I just drew the shape I wanted for the front of the bag and cut it out, and cut out another piece for the back but left some extra leather on the top so that I would have something to fold over (I did the shape for that last, so I knew how it would look with the bag)

And then I just decided how wide I wanted it to be (about 5 cm) and cut out a long strip... and stitched everyting together... so it' just 3 separate pieces... and then I added the straps on the back and the one in front to keep the flap closed...

My dad makes knifes and leather sheaths, so he gave me some pointers on how to sew, and lent me his tools... so that was a big help!

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011 07:39:28 PM »

it looks great!

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011 08:38:20 AM »

This is a awesome job!! Very cool. Especially your own design. Cheesy I've never done anything in leather. You need to make more things!! Wink Thanks for showing.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011 04:53:16 PM »

Looks wonderful!  Nicely done!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011 07:11:32 PM »

Wow!  Very nice!

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 12:42:21 AM »

Great work!!! I did not dare to sew leather...  Wink

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