Love it. Screen printing was one of my fave things when I did Art Foundation.
Lovely film and a beautiful print. It’s great to see the process involved, nice work.
a bit more making
sewed up this lined bag, strap comes courtesy of @pdlouche.
also, working on wallet designs - the stitching pattern with the red is much nicer than the blue, right??
Also made a wallet after a long period of not sewing. Couldn’t find any wallet small enough for my taste, settled on this thingy with three slits for card on one side and a coin pouch on the other. A bit wobbly as I made it from scraps and didn’t have enough seam allowance to get neat folds. Will see how this holds up and then maybe do a nicer version in a couple of weeks.
Just got myself some cheap leather craft kit to learn how to make some simple stuff. Anywhere I can get some cheap leather to start with? I got a few bits from eBay but if there are any places folks here use then I’d rather avoid eBay.
Love the cross! Red FTW! 🥰
I get mine from freecycled leather sofas. Strip the leather then take the rest to the tip.
Sofa stores can sometimes be dumpster dived for sample books, or ask them nicely.
I can post you a few A4 size bits if you like.
A while back I got into a YouTube hole of watching people review tools from bang good. This seemed to impress https://m.banggood.com/Red-Aluminum-Alloy-Metric-or-Inch-Cabinet-Hardware-Jig-4mm-5mm-Drill-Guide-Cabinet-Handle-Template-Jig-p-1388473.html?p=R9011426175690201811&custlinkid=899709
Old chair or sofa as @moocher suggested.
A charity shop briefcase can yield a surprising amount if you want something thicker or stiffer - I've rebuilt an elderly Brooks using a mould and several layers of wet formed briefcase leather, and made a vintage style saddle bag from a laptop bag. Catches zips fasteners and feet can also be re-used in many cases.
Yes please! I’ll send a PM.
Charity shop is a good shout! Cheers! Will keep an eye out from now on. 😬
This might justify raiding charity shops: saddle, grips, brake cable straps and tool bag all from one briefcase.
Also a Targus laptop bag after some re-modelling.
How much did you pay for the briefcase?
I like this a lot!🥰
A couple of pounds last time I bought one - there was a local animal charity shop which used to accept stuff the others didn't want, and a broken catch goes a long way in bringing the price down. Admittedly this was a few years ago, and the shop has since gone - I don't think it was my fault. Also rural Shropshire, not London prices.
Awesome! I hope people are going to give away unwanted Christmas gifts / old stuff in the next year! 😬
Thanks a lot. Will give it a shot.
That looks ace! How are you getting the holes to be that precise?
The pattern and holes are laser cut. A handy tool to have access to!
Some more pics of the finished item and a spam link to a sales thread
Ah, yes a lasercutter. Gotta get me one of these. :D
:) not mine of course. if only.
I miss having easy access to a laser cutter, 3D printer and other fancy stuff... I work at a Uni but COVID restriction means accessing these is not easy for staff... 🙄
Did another tote, zippered and lined this time. Pretty good all in all but the non-black bias binding betrays my lack of skill, need to get better at it or find black bias band. Tad wider would be better too.
Excuse the shit pics.
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