30 January 2017

Book bag



This was my first foray into stitching leather. I used my Juki, a leather needle, and heavy duty thread.


This was a heavy canvas laundry bag that I shibori dyed in Indigo.


I wanted exposed seams slightly fringed.


Special leather needles


I took a snip of leather and a snip of canvas to test whether the machine could handle anything this thick and heavy. As they say in Maine, "Slicker than a smelt".


As you can see I stitched the leather strap on in a square shape then folded over the strap to make a rounded handle


I LOVE this book bag!!!!!!



4 comments:

  1. Very clever! I have not tried sewing on leather, but have leather needles I bought awhile back for a project using moldable fusible interfacing, which is very dense and rigid... worked great!

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  2. I Love This Too! What a great tote!

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