This was such a challenge because I was not feeling very inspired so I had no clue where to start. I did know that I wanted to incorporate some leather into the bag. Woohoo......a starting place but I've never made a bag with leather before so it heightened the challenge. Problem was: Anytime I am not inspired oor havea clear plan it usually means that some fabric will be wasted. So you know what happened next.......I threw away the first cut of fabric. :( Leather proved to be
Here are the results:
Bag#1: I purchased a square piece of fabric recently from one of my favorite craft stores.....Save a Thon. I had no idea what to do with it and then the idea of a clutch came to me. I cut the square in half, lined it with a snazzy oriental like fabric and ended up with this number.
Bag# 3: So then I got a little happy and made another one. This time I wanted to do something a little different to the clutch so I made one with a slanted closure.
Bag#5: Yeah, I started to get a little excited now. But I left the leather alone again because sewing it was not easy and I had broken a needle....No Bueno! Plus those studs had my fingers hurting. So, I went back to my fabric squares. This time I had picked up a red one. I won't even add a description because this is by far my favorite. It's hot!
Bag#6 and #7: I went back to the leather. Leather was still misbehaving and between these two bags I broke another 4 needles. Ugh!!!!!! I was not happy one bit but it taught me that I have to find another approach for sewing leather.
So here are the final two bag creations.
First one: Feathered Leather. Tan leather with black feathers. *Feathers only on front. This bag is not one for sale because the leather was so thick I was not able to sew through it easily or as nicely as I would like. When I come up with a plan to alter this bag a little nicer, I will add it to etsy. I am not sure the picture actually does this bag justice because in person it is some kinda wonderful. If you like to have a piece that's a little different this would be the bag for you. Ooooohhhh Weeeee.......I love it! Just wish the sewing was a little better.
Well you can see how full and eventful my week was. I enjoyed delving into this area and doing something I don't do very often. Now my friend can have her pick of a bag. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. You might know how to sew leather and if so I would really love to hear from you.