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Traveler Bag

This is a traveler bag I made for my mother. I made it out of a coating wool and leather contrast. This pattern was amazing, a really well thought out design. Although it was a lot of work, it was totally worth it. I am so happy with the way this turned out.

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maliajanv17141080 made Traveler Bag with:

Swoon Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

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Swoon Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

Project Description

This is a traveler bag I made for my mother. I made it out of a coating wool and leather contrast. This pattern was amazing, a really well thought out design. Although it was a lot of work, it was totally worth it. I am so happy with the way this turned out.

Q&A with maliajanv17141080

Meghan Criss asked:
Your bag is terrific! Looks professionally done! What kind of sewing machine did you use...does it take a special machine to stitch the thicker fabrics or leather?
maliajanv17141080 answered:
Thanks Meghan! :) I just used my normal sewing machine that I use for everything else (Bernina B770), the only part I had an issue with was sewing through those triangle-shaped end pieces that enclose the ends of the zipper (at this point its several layers of wool, lining, zipper and leather), my machine skipped a lot, and I even tried my industrial machine and it really didn't help. I ended up just giving it my best go, and then going back and pulling through the couple of skipped stitches by hand. Everything else sewed perfectly fine on my Bernina machine, I mainly used a size 90 regular sewing needle and a teflon foot when I was going through leather.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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