- December 30, 2016 at 4:49 am #12990
I’ve watched the first video (again, since it has been awhile) Created my set of patterns, sketched my design and pulled my fabrics to create the color board. Tomorrow, I hope to start cutting my fabrics, linings and stays! Going to keep it simple with a welt pocket on the outside and a zipper on the inside with a magnetic closure. (I’m floating the possibility of a leather strap closure but think I’ll sleep on it.
Patterns (I like to use multi-colored poster board for my patterns. Once color each for the Master, Lining & O/S pattern pieces) Richard – I do have a question…
1) Do you want us to submit photos of these things to you as we go, or wait until we have completed the assignment and then submit photos of the process and finished item once completed?
Thanks!December 30, 2016 at 7:21 am #12993
This is your assignment, so wait until you have finished the bag then submit. Share in the forums and on the Facebook page your completed bag.January 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm #13022
Hi wanted to introduce myself and pop by.
I’ve been looking a bags to get some ideas and then realised all my choice of bags are totes which amused me greatly. I wondered if there were any restrictions on the types of fabric we can use to make the bag…….I quite fancy recycling some faux leathers, ropes etc………. I just want to be able to have a play, i’m excited.
January 2, 2017 at 6:53 pm #13023
- This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by krissie.
I was wondering the same thing. I have a lot of leather and wool coats to use. I did these two beginner bags before I started the course.
PattiJanuary 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm #13026
I know it’s exciting.. Also tote bags must be like the toiletry bag style and some clutch bags look like totes as well?January 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm #13028
Well the top purse was made from a leather jacket and I use the purse everyday. I am a pillow maker so I have about every color and probably close to 80-100 jackets, so I will use them, but I also need to work on pockets, etc. The pockets on the purse came with the jacket….. I need to step up my skills a great deal, and that is why I’m excited about the class. You can only make soo many zipper pouches and bags.. lolJanuary 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm #13029
There are no restriction on material you can use to make any bag. I like using unusual materials, they force me to learn things I wouldn’t have learned otherwiseJanuary 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm #13030
Those two bags you made are excellent, you should do well in the course. They are nice examples of repurposed leather! Could you share them on the Facebook group?January 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm #13220
okay so now Im kicking myself.. I just signed up to start and of course before christmas and actually took 3 older leather and faux leather coats to good will!! Lesson learnt.January 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm #13225
Those leather coats would have been great to work with! 🙂
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