Friday, February 01, 2008

Shopping bag finished

Ta da!

All finished. I figured out how to make this by examining an old one that my gran gave me. It wasn't too hard but sewing the vinyl was stressful as it can't be pinned (the pin holes would be visible) and one mistake while sewing would mean I'd have to start again with a new bit of vinyl.

Next time I make one (will definitely make more) I'll use thicker vinyl as this stuff from spotlight was pretty thin, or perhaps I'd use leather? I saw some of these in Douglas & Hope yesterday that used leather and they looked really good (I'd already started making mine with the vinyl though).

Anyone know where to buy nice soft leather?

I thought I might write up a tutorial if anyone is interested?


mixtapezine said...

great bag! can you teach me!!
i am a brownie too :)justine

CurlyPops said...

Wow, cool bag - a tutorial would be great (especially because I've never sewn a zipper in my life!)

MildlyCrafty said...

OK, since you asked so nicely I will whip one up (with photos) on the weekend.

Kitty said...

Hi Amy,
I'm a bookbinder & I get my leather from NSW leather in collingwood. you can get a sheeps leather, in a huge range of colours for about $25. Sheep leather would be good for this purpose as it is soft and easily worked.
I'm looking forward to your tutorial.

MildlyCrafty said...

Hi Kitty, thanks for the tip. I've actually got my hands on a piece of leather just big enough for this project and I have the perfect fabric to match it. So stay tuned, I might actually finish this tutorial over easter :D

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