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Been goofing off since the end of Faire season, but I finally made
myself an ergo bag from the Wild Ginger freebies pattern.

Used a lovely soft tan leather for the bag with tapestry samples for the
outside pockets.  Instructions were a bit hard to follow - had to read
them a couple of times, once with the pieces in-hand, but it seems to
have come out okay.

::waiting impatiently for the dress-form I scored to E-bay to arrive::
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Wendy Z            Chicago, IL       (Moo)
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Re: finally made something new!
zski wrote:
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Can you put up a picture of your bag so we can see it?  It
sounds great!
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Re: finally made something new!
Where did you get the leather?  My son in law is a hunter, and usually gets
2 or 3 a year, and I've been trying to figure out if I could get the hide
tanned and make him a vest.  If not, purchasing some leather would be my
second choice.
Sharon

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Sharon & Jack wrote:

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Doesn't tandyleather.com still exist?  I'm sure it was still around at
least a week or two ago.

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I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  - Mother Teresa


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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Also:
http://www.justleather.com - these folks are very helpful in trying to
figure out exactly what you need for any given project.

and

http://www.brettunsvillage.com
http://www.em-are-leather.com

Kathleen


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<(Sharon=A0&=A0Jack)
<Where did you get the leather? My son in law is a hunter, and usually
gets 2 or 3 a year, and I've been trying to figure out if I could get
the hide tanned and make him a vest. If not, purchasing some leather
would be my second choice.
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  Don't overlook thrift stores for affordable leather. I have collected
a box of leather skirts for a project or two--chair upholstery and the
like. Skirts are pieced, why shouldn't chair  covers be?
  DD#1 adopted several of the skirts, and DS"s GF just found that a
soft, buttery caramel colored coat fit her to perfection. (Nice, almost
perfect condition, expensive little number, that, from IMagum (sp?)--and
I got it for about $6.00.)
  I'll either have to hide the stash, or scale the projects down in
size, if I can't find more skirts in the same shades. Black leather and
suedes are common enough, and easy to find matches. Surprisingly, the
tan/beige shades are matchable, too. When you get into the cream,
off-white, and dyed colors, though, it is more difficult to find
matches.
                               Cea


Re: finally made something new!
Hmm - good idea.  Think I'll check a few thrift stores out.
Thanks,
Sharon

  Don't overlook thrift stores for affordable leather. I have collected
a box of leather skirts for a project or two--chair upholstery and the
like. Skirts are pieced, why shouldn't chair  covers be?
  DD#1 adopted several of the skirts, and DS"s GF just found that a
soft, buttery caramel colored coat fit her to perfection. (Nice, almost
perfect condition, expensive little number, that, from IMagum (sp?)--and
I got it for about $6.00.)
  I'll either have to hide the stash, or scale the projects down in
size, if I can't find more skirts in the same shades. Black leather and
suedes are common enough, and easy to find matches. Surprisingly, the
tan/beige shades are matchable, too. When you get into the cream,
off-white, and dyed colors, though, it is more difficult to find
matches.
                               Cea



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My first leather project was a fitted vest pieced from a suede
trenchcoat I got at the Salvation Army Store for $5.  I also have a blue
ultrasuede bodice ($4 scraps) trimmed with tabs of green pigsuede from a
size 3 miniskirt from a church rummage sale for $.50 - I'm sure the girl
at the counter was thinking "you'll never get that up even one thigh" as
I skipped off with my prize.  Still have some left.

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Wendy Z            Chicago, IL       (Moo)
Wench Wear Costumes    http://pages.ripco.net/~zski
Minstrosity        www.minstrosity.com
Wench #525              AIM=wendylady525
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"Though she be but little, she is fierce"
"It's the little ones you have to watch out for..."
"I'm not short - I'm concentrated"
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Sharon & Jack wrote:
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I scored a bundle of nice heavy "scraps" (yeah - scraps the size of sofa
cushions!) from a leather vendor at the now-defunct Rosenthorne
Renaissance Faire last spring.  Got about 16 sq ft of assorted colors of
nice heavy cowhide (and one I think is buffalo) for $20.
Happy-bargain-dances were done.

Pictures will appear as soon as I finish the buckle part of the straps

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Wendy Z            Chicago, IL       (Moo)
Wench Wear Costumes    http://pages.ripco.net/~zski
Minstrosity        www.minstrosity.com
Wench #525              AIM=wendylady525
http://www.livejournal.com/users/wendyzski /
"Though she be but little, she is fierce"
"It's the little ones you have to watch out for..."
"I'm not short - I'm concentrated"
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E-bay dress forms (was Re: finally made something new!)
Wendy wrote:
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   I finally won one too. Seller didn't pack it carefully so the
plastic dial at the neck got broken. But it was a decent price, as
opposed to a buyers' frenzied one.
   Let us know when yours arrives!
--Karen M.

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