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    not quite quilting, but?

    I downloaded thhe pattern for a grab bag from allpeoplequilt.com, and instead of using fabric I recycled an old leather jkt and some silk for the lining that I had laying around, its quick and easy, I'm doubg it in white leather from a skirt I've had lying around since either the 80's or the 90's and a half yard of a bright fuchsia moda fabric, will post that one when finished, really quick and easy to make.Name:  20140224_150311.jpg
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    Oh, it looks soooo soft!!! great idea.

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    Love this. Thanks for sharing. I just might try to do this. BrendaK
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    Looks so nice......expensive too. Love it!

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    Very pretty and a great way to recycle.
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    Lovely.
    I go to yard sales for old leather coats. a lot of leather in those things. Great recycling.
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    It looks great!

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    You did a beautiful job on this. Nice recycling too.

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    I love the bag and also love that you recycled!

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    Very durable and strong looking! Is it hard to sew thru leather though?
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    Hi nwm50, no the leather was very soft and easy to sew, I did use a leather foot and leather needles, I forgot to say it has 6 pockets in the inside, I'm now sewing one in white leather ( a leftover skirt from either the eighties or the nineties). The silk was more of a pain than the leather.

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    Fabulous recycling. Leather is so expensive, it's nice to know that it can be repurposed so beautifully. Can't wait to see the white one !!!
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    Your stitching is so precise. I am jealous of your ability to handle the leather. Just haven't been able to push myself hard enough to get that good. Was it a tough go?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    I downloaded thhe pattern for a grab bag from allpeoplequilt.com, and instead of using fabric I recycled an old leather jkt and some silk for the lining that I had laying around, its quick and easy, I'm doubg it in white leather from a skirt I've had lying around since either the 80's or the 90's and a half yard of a bright fuchsia moda fabric, will post that one when finished, really quick and easy to make.Name:  20140224_150311.jpg
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    Very nice bag and great recycling. Have this pattern, must get it out.

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    I love it and it does look very soft! Nice work!

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    Thanks notmorecraft for the info.....
    Will keep this idea on my bucket list! Bet I could sew it with my Featherweight...
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    wow that looks like an expensive bag, you did a great job!
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