I’m excited to show you a couple different ways that I used Sallie Tomato's new Faux Leather. It is a vegan material with 3 different finishes and lots of colors and so easy to work with. At $.44 per inch (it is 25-27” wide) you can afford to grab them all!
I loved playing with the different color and texture combinations and finally decided to make 2 different projects!
Kwik Cosmetic Bag is really a perfect bag for many things. I chose the Mustard Pebble and Navy Legacy with some vintage Alison Glass fabric for the lining.
I use it to throw all of my EPP supplies into when I’m on the go.
You can even add a strap to make it a crossbody bag if you want (directions for that are not included).
The only advice I have is to make this bag first with regular fabric so you know all the steps before sewing on the faux leather since you can’t unstitch without seeing the needle holes.
I used my walking foot and had no problems at all sewing on the faux leather. In the past I have always had to use tissue paper over my project to topstitch because my foot would stick.
I used Sulky 30 wt thread and a size 100/16 needle for everything because sits on top of the faux leather. I also used Sallie tomato hardware in antique gold. (BTW their zippers by yard are AMAZING and so easy to use.
Also be aware that choosing the right combination of buttons is the hardest part!
For the pillow I used Concrete Legacy for the background and for the hexies I used Black Legacy, Charcoal, Hazelnut and Beige Pebble, Brown and Beige Weave.
I stretched myself by playing with my Cricut Explore to cut out the Hexies. I didn’t have a deep cut blade so it did not cut all the way however it did what I needed it to. Start by placing the faux leather side down on the mat so you are looking at the back of the fabric. Set the machine on Custom and choose leather. Once the machine is done it will look like this:
Use scissors or your rotary cutter to cut through the final layer. (I found the precision of doing it this way was easier than to try to cut hexies by hand.) I then arranged the hexies how I liked them and used washi tape to keep them in place and to give me a sew line to follow.
I then stitched the hexies in place around all the sides. Once I put in a zipper and boxed the corners I was done!
Follow the rest of my friends on the tour to see what amazing things they made.
Thank you Sallie Tomato for including me in the Faux Leather Tour!