One of these days started great! I spent a few hours strip-piecing faux leather.
I needed a 70-square piece. Final size of the squares – 1″.
It was so enjoyable. You couldn’t believe how easy it is to achieve accuracy with this material. It sticks to itself so well, making matching seams so easy.
The topstitching is not for decoration but for keeping the seam allowances open.
I don’t have a special foot for this material, but I do use the walking foot (that is integrated on my Pfaff machine) and I help a little the fabric to move under the needle. It works pretty well. Who knows when I will find the time to buy a proper foot? I still stitch zippers without a zipper foot!
So I wanted to make a bag with 3D pockets! These days I remembered my first school bag – wow, it was almost 40 years ago! It was a bag with 2 big outside pockets.
Big seam allowances, 2 layers of faux leather, lining- everything was too heavy for the body of the bag.
The second pocket was a better choice, it was easier to attach it to the bag.
In the end, a bad idea- with this material, pattern and the way I attached the pocket. I am afraid that with use, the pocket will rip the fabric underneath.
I know, there is a question: why I tried this, for the first time, with this material? I forgot- that’s me!
Now to save what could be saved!
Hope you have better days,