Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What I'm making now...

Faux croc leather in colour beige or nude (frankly, I can't tell the difference :D). In reality, those vertical lines aren't visible.

Wonder what I am currently making? Oh, a bag of course! But this time I'm making something different and using so many things and methods I've never used before:

  1. Faux crocodile leather - actually it look very faux (see the photo above), but I wanted to try croc for so long that I thought I'll give this fabric a try (let's just hope it's not as bad as the leather I used on the previous bag...)
  2. Gluing - can you believe I managed to go so long without using glue??? Why am I using glue this time? Well, this brings us to the next point:
  3. A Sturdy bag - FINALLY! Making a very sturdy bag has been my goal for quite some time, since I really like them, but somehow I always end up making baggy bags. Actually my previous bag should have been very sturdy, but after starting sewing the leather I decided it would look better baggy (well, sometimes not everything goes as planned)
  4. And last, but not least, - it's going to be a shoulder bag. If you're thinking, whether you've seen a shoulder bag here or not, the answer is no - this is going to be my very first shoulder bag! A classic shoulder bag is just the bag I needed for my so called "collection" :D
So, all these points combined - let's just hope this bag will turn out fine (though I can also see it going to the different - very wrong - direction :D). But if all works out well - new bag soon!


4 comments:

  1. Nice blog, Julija! I really like your tutorials.

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  2. Thank you very much, AnaJan. It really means a lot to me to hear this from you - I've been admiring your creations for a very long time :)

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  3. Hi Julija, love your posts on making bags! I've always been afraid of them & have never tried (something I'll have to amend in the future) but for now I'm just excited to find out how your next one will turn out!
    Steph

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  4. Dear Steph, you definitely shouldn't be afraid to make a bag -it's very simple!
    And as for my new bag - so far it's going great and I hope I'll be posting photos by the end of this week :)

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