Bag Straps in Faux Leather and Denim

Hello Everyone!

Pleather 1

I have had a thing for sewing with faux leather or pleather lately. I am working on a new Backpack pattern where I have used pleather in one version.

There is many blog posts out there on how to sew with pleather. One really good one is from Sew Sweetness. I was fine just using a walking foot though. Just remember not to put the iron on the pleather.

I wanted to show you the straps I came up with when I was playing around with it.

Pleather 2

Cut the pleather 1/2″ wider than the fabric.

Sew the long ends right sides together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Pleather 3

The strap won’t lay flat of course, since they are different width.

Pleather 4

Turn to the right side and top stitch close to the fabric edge on both sides. I am very happy with how these straps turned out.

Until next time, Happy Sewing and take care!

Annika

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