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  1. Hi, did you ever find a source for the cold rubber tape? I'm watching the same course.
  2. That makes sense! Thanks - leather is kind of expensive, I want my first few peojects to at least be something I can use, even if they have a lot of mistakes so I'm asking lots of questions.
  3. Thank you. Handbags! I really like the "vintage Coach" leather. I did some research - it's called glove tan leather. A thread from several years ago said Buckskin Leather Company carries that, so I emailed them to order a sample. They said it's 3-4 oz cowhide glove tan and it's chemically tanned. Maybe I should also look into other leathers like lambskin? Everyone says veg tan is the best, but it doesn't seem right for my project. Maybe a different tannery would be better. The veg tan samples I have start at 4 oz and go up to 10 oz. They're Chahin leather. I'll try putting water on it just to see what happens! I think my sewing machines should be able to handle the project. I need to put a new motor on one before I can be sure. It's an older industrial walking foot Singer 111w155 that I just bought. I also got a Singer 31-15.
  4. What are the steps to make something out of leather? I recently got some leather samples and they seemed kind of dried out and dull. Am I just looking into the wrong type of leather? It was veg tanned. Step one: get leather. Then what? Do I clean or condition it? Then I cut and sew. How do you finish it? Should it be polished? I want to sew leather bags on a sewing machine. Thanks!
  5. Thank you! I found a 111w155 yesterday, so I got that machine instead
  6. I have the same question. Did you ever find your glovetanned leather or a good substitue?
  7. It's 9 years later and I have the same question did you buy this machine?
  8. Hi, I'm new to leather. I would like to sew a leather bag that's not extremely stiff/heavy. What type of leather am I looking for? And about how much should it cost? I think I would prefer to use a sewing machine (Singer 31-15). I would prefer the bag be unlined, but I'm open to lining. I was thinking at first to use 1-3 oz leather, but I do want the bag to last. I like the "buttery soft" leather texture, but also the flexibility. I'm not sure how to explain it. "Vintage Coach" is the best I've come up with. I also looked into buying a vintage Coach bag on etsy and it might be less expensive to go that route, but I want to learn to work with leather and customize the dimensions of the bag and pockets. Thanks!
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