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Master Pattern Book: Making Leather Handbags (Cellphone Case) - Type:Accessories    printable version
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maryfrana said...
This is so stylish and expensive looking. I never thought I could work with leather but this review inspires me to try.
3/15/07 12:20 PM
Princess Jenny said...
Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! :)
3/15/07 12:29 PM
Gold said...
LOve it Love it!!
3/15/07 2:59 PM
CarolynGM said...
Very nice -- perfect match for your purse and the sling is so handy.
3/15/07 3:10 PM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
Wow! That's wonderful!
3/15/07 4:51 PM
mistrydesigns said...
I have not worked with leather yet but your review is encouraging me to do it soon!
3/15/07 5:11 PM
PVA said...
Thanks for this review, Deepika -- I am soooooo tempted!
3/15/07 6:59 PM
Patzee said...
Lovely! Maybe I need to try using leather. I borrowed this book from the library, then chickened out!
3/15/07 7:31 PM
Linda G said...
Wow...that is beautiful...I have never been brave enough to sew on leather...but I do have some leftover from a reupholstery job I had done...I should at least try with some of that.
3/15/07 7:48 PM
Deepika said...
You guys, if you are afraid of sewing on leather, try something small like this cellphone holder, or an eyeglass case. That way you can play with small scraps. Thanks for such nice comments. I really do love sewing with leather. I am checking my stash for making the hobo bag from this book now. What can I say, A girl can never have enough purses ;-)
3/15/07 8:55 PM
Karen6790 said...
I've finally conquered fear of leather, but you've gone on to doing fabulous things with it. I need to visit Global again - when I went on PR weekend, I really didn't know what I could do. This turned out so well -- I need these books, apparently.
3/15/07 9:06 PM
Tany said...
Wonderful work!
3/16/07 5:25 AM
JDpenelope said...
Amazing and inspirational. May I ask what sewing machine you used? Were there any special settings? Your leather tips in the link are very helpful.
3/16/07 8:03 AM
Nancy K said...
Very cool. What a great idea. You made the bag too? What pattern did you use?
3/16/07 8:29 AM
fatbaby said...
I also would like to know which sewing machine you used. I have been making purses from recycled leather jackets! I use my Designer 1 (husqvarna viking) sewing machine. I embroider on them and then sew them up. I have a website if any one want to take a look see. Do you use a commercial machine? Your work is beautiful! I really enjoy this site also! Thanks so much for a very informative site. Wanda (fatbaby)
3/16/07 8:53 AM
Deepika said...
Penelope and Fatbaby I just used my regular sewing machine - Janome 4800 with 2.8 as the stitch length. Nancy The bag is Vogue 8140.
3/16/07 9:33 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
And the handbag obsession continues! You are *so* good at making these. I have that book and never would have dreamed the projects could look so good. The swivel hook and wristlet are brilliant innovations! Brava, amiga.
3/16/07 9:51 AM
OP Gal said...
Very chic! I admire your courage in sewing leather. I'm still chicken!
3/16/07 11:40 AM
Markie1 said...
Deepika--This is gorgeous. The cellphone holder adds that extra detail that all those insanely expensive purses have. As always, I am inspired to push myself again. Thanks!
3/16/07 2:16 PM
Annette1 said...
VERY nice! I admire anybody who tackles leather. :o)
3/16/07 9:33 PM
Leora said...
That Vogue pattern has been on my list since you wrote that review. It seemed like a good way to get into leather until you wrote THIS review! I love your clever cell phone case. Thanks for the inspiration.
3/17/07 1:38 AM
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