Sewing with leather: success!

  I dream of leather bag making, but something always to go wrong. Skipped stitches, broken thread, etc.

I think this time, since I stayed SUPER simple, I actually achieved success!

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I used Isocord (Isacord?) machine embroidery polyester thread for all the sewing. it's super fine, but WAY strong.

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I put in a metal zipper from Momen+. They have the bestest zips in the whole world.  The leather is SUPER soft and supple, I bought it as a scrap in downtown LA.

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It's lined with a print of London Calling II lawn by Robert Kaufman.

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inside, with the fabric only, I put in a simple divided pocket on one side. Since the fabric is lawn, it's super fine and easy to sew multiple layers.

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so here it is, all done. And it totally looks awesome. so I think I might be brave enough to try something more complicated. we'll see...