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sewfumust
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011 05:08:05 AM »

Absolutely wonderful!
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2011 01:37:58 PM »

crimee--that's magic!
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2011 02:13:51 PM »

Thats beautiful, you did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011 04:19:39 PM »

That is absolutely fantastic!!  Any words of wisdom for anybody else, thinking of doing something similar?
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011 04:29:06 PM »

Gorgeous upcycle! You've done a fantastic job.
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011 04:59:58 PM »

WOW! serious skill! this is sooo awesome! i wish i had the leather jacket to MAKE the bag out of, not even considering how awesome the bag is! well done.
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Rousseline
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011 06:06:11 PM »

Wow, this bag looks nice! It looks store-bought, congrats!
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chezlin
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011 08:05:55 PM »

Thanks all! Smiley

That is absolutely fantastic!!  Any words of wisdom for anybody else, thinking of doing something similar?

Thanks!  Some stuff I figured out was that bobby pins are great to use to hold the leather pieces together prior to sewing them up.  You're not supposed to use regular pins because they'll leave holes in the leather.  Also, go slow.  I broke many a needle because I was getting impatient about the bag getting completed.  I also found that the leather I had didn't want to easily move through the sewing machine.  It was getting kind of stuck to the presser foot, so some of the stitching is all out of wack.  Towards the end of the purse I had the brilliant idea of covering the bottom side of the presser foot with a little but of painters tape and it actually helped with the leather sticking.  Hope these tips help!

I'm glad you guys all like it!  I'm working on another purse with the left over bits of jacket as I type! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2011 02:33:35 AM »

Extremely cool bag.
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chezlin
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2011 04:32:43 PM »

Oh no, you didn't sew this with a regular sewing machine foot?! D'oh. There is a special foot for that made of teflon (it's white plastic), it allows leather and plastic (aka sticky fabrics) to slide under the foot without issue.

Now I am doubly impressed though, that you did such a wonderful job even without the proper tools. Very nice, impressively completed and thoroughly enviable. I'm tempted to give it a go myself, I think it turned out great.

Haha, yeah... I'm pretty self taught so I'm uneducated about different presser feet and what they do.  Also, I just looked through the feet that came with machine and I don't think I have anything like you've described.  I should probably go pick one of those suckers up!  Thanks for letting me know, so future purses will look even better!
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