Thursday, 27 October 2011

My Creative Space - Getting closer to Leather City


I'm working on my red leather City bag today. I've had some interesting stops along the way. I broke a needle. I've had trouble with skipped stitches. I ran out of bobbin thread, half-way along a seam.... but it's coming together, and I am mostly happy with it. I have a strap that I'm pretty pleased with and the Ink & Spindle fabric that I have chosen to compliment the leather seems to be working out to be a nice match.

I have discovered that leather and double-sided tape really work well together, however, I'm not sure my machine likes it very much. Since the skipped stitches occurred right after the broken needle, I don't think it was blunt or bent (the usual reason for skipped stitches). I noticed the needle was a bit gummy, cleaned it up and it's all good again so I'm guessing that was the cause.

What's happening in your Creative Space?


  1. Looking great. I've only made a bag strap out of calico so far. About to take the plunge and use linen........... wish me luck. Maybe one day I'll be brave and try in in leather too.

  2. Gorgeous colour, and the stiching looks great. I've had a sticky needle before- a little eucalyptus oil on a cotton ball is handy, you can wipe it often and keep it from sticking. But for the life of me, I can't remember what I was sewing to make my needle sticky- der!

  3. Oh I am glad that it is coming together well. You must be holding your breath a lot with this project... I find I am just reading you posts about it!


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