Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sewing: Fall Leather Tote

Pattern: Leather Accent Tote by LRStitched
Fabric: Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
 Sewing Summit...a modern sewing and blogging conference.
   A place to put a face to a name to all your friends you talk with on IG...
  A place to expand your skills...
 A place to eat a lot of food and enjoy friends.

Mostly for me, Sewing Summit was a place to try something you never thought you'd do before. Leather...not pleather...the real stuff that smells fabulous...the thing that you'd never thought in a million years you'd work with.

It was the unknown, but Lindsay Rhodes soon cured that...giving us all the facts we needed to proceed in sewing with it in her lecture before we tackled the tote. Her lecture was two hours, but I think I could have easily sat in that classroom for another two hours soaking up her knowledge of leather...she is just that amazing and knowledgeable.

Her pattern was really easy to follow and user friendly...and she was there to hold your hand when things got scary.  It was an amazing experience...
   And I made myself a Fall LEATHER tote...
   By myself!
   And I'm not sharing...it's mine!

Things I will share about working with leather:
  - You need a leather needle.
  - You need a heavy-duty polyester thread.
  - You need fabric glue.
  - You need to work with scissors other than your fabric scissors.

If you have all of those things, just have a bit of faith in yourself and do it...I promise it will be okay, and you'll have a fabulous leather bag like I do.

And if you ever get the chance to take a class from Lindsay, run to her classroom...she willingly shares her knowledge and is the best teacher.  I hope I get an opportunity to learn from her again next year!


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LIndsey said...

I love your bag, perfect for fall! Thank you for the kinds words, I'm so glad you were able to finish your bag despite the hiccups! It was great to meet you in person. Hope to see you again!