Played with some leather last night...


I was surprise by the results! My last attempt at leather turned out really horrible. My sewing machine just chewed it up. I discovered something amazing though, using sewing tape REALLY helped. I was only experimenting but then got on a roll and made a small pouch, a zippered pouch and a wristlet. Great feeling of leather even though I am a bit against it, there isn't anything else like it. I am playing with the idea of printing my own patterns on leather bags.

First Tote Bag for the shop

 My day job was a bit crazy this week so only had time yesterday to finish this tote bag. Made with cotton upholstery fabric from Lacefield Designs. I love the ikat polka dot design.  I made a similar bag for myself a few years ago and loved it, it is a super roomy bag that can fit everything. I updated the inside with  more pockets. There are two interior pockets and one zippered pocket. On the outside there is one larger pocket on the front and a smaller side pocket (it was perfect for my cell). I think I may have to make myself one of these now :) This one is up in my shop now!

Working late into the night..

on a new bag! Should finish it and get some photos done by tomorrow or the next day. It will be my first tote bag in my shop :)