Sarah’s Sew-Torials: How To Sew Leather Handbags

Do you remember that episode of american horror story where Sarah Paulson sews a leather bag for herself? Well, this is going to be a mini-tutorial and extension of that episode!

Sewing a leather handbag isn’t a big deal if you know how to do so, but you should know that sewing leather requires special consideration or you’ll end up wasting too many pieces due to lots of mistakes.

Real and original leather is made from animal skin, most of the time from cattle skin, there are also other animal skin types used such as alligator and ostrich.

There is also faux leather which is more affordable and also looks great.

If you’re looking for high quality leather you should find leather made from animal skin because they’re more durable and are more beautiful.

Most of the leather you find in stores isn’t of high quality, they look beautiful though and you can choose to go with them especially when you’re new to sewing leather.

Don’t invest much, spend a little on cheap leather and learn how to stitch leather properly on your machine, then you can upgrade buying expensive leather made from exotic animal skin such as ostrich.

Real leather is more luxurious and has that kind of supple feel and also come with a good smell.

They’re more expensive, so be ready to spend some money before visiting the store when buying real leather.

Most companies that create high luxury leather products like jackets and coats use real leather.

Choosing Your Leather

The first step to sewing a leather handbag is to select the leather material you want work with.

You don’t just want to pick any beautiful design that comes in your way; you want leather that can be stitched on your machine.

If you’re using a regular sewing machine you need soft and thin leather, but if you have a leather sewing machine you can choose any leather you want.

Leather is sold per hide which is equivalent to 9×15 square feet.

Real leather can cost $25-$100 per hide, for handbag one hide can be enough.

If you’re a beginner you should always consider adding extra because you’ll make a lot of mistakes that will damage your leather garment.

Things To Consider When Working With Leather

You can’t treat leather like your regular fabric, using pins and wrong clips will leave permanent marks and so you have to consider every tool before using on leather.

If you’re going to use regular sewing machine to sew leather you have to replace some of the tools you currently have with new ones that are designed for stitching leather.

You first start by replacing your needle; leather needles are longer than your regular needle.

They come in different sizes and a special tip that go through leather without resistance.

Then you need to adjust your stitch length, regular sewing machines have short length while leather demands long stitch length.

Next thing to change is your thread; the thread used will play a big role on the look of your leather handbag.

Chose a thread that has matching color with your leather or still can use different color if that’s how you want your project to look.

The best thread that’s used on leather is either polyester or Nylon.

They’re more durable and stronger than ordinary cotton thread.

Cotton thread isn’t an option because it doesn’t look good on leather, it’s thin and it will degrade over time.

You have to stick with synthetic thread blends in order to get the perfect look for your handbag.

Faux Vs Real leather

Faux is manufactured using polyurethane and specific waxes so that it can look like real leather and most of the time it’s the one you’ll find in stores.

Faux also called “Pleather” which an abbreviation of polyurethane leather.

Regular sewing machine can stitch most of the Faux available in the market provided you’re not using many layers, like 5 or 7 layers.

Real leather is more expensive and might require leather sewing machine to sew your handbag.

Sewing leather handbag

If you have never stitch leather before it’s better to start with basic designs and patterns for your handbag.

It’s almost impossible as beginner to make complex patterns in your designs.

When you’re used to stitching leather garments you can then start working on fancy and more complicated designs.

Things can be complicated from the beginning but as you practice you’ll find that sewing leather is just like sewing cloth fabric.

Here are some steps you should follow in order to sew your leather handbag.

First step

You need to choose a high quality leather tide with the least thickness; it should be about 2mm according to Sewingartisan.com.

Second step

Cut your designs and patterns on a piece of paper so that you can place on your leather and cut out the pieces.

Step three

If you don’t like the color of your leather you add custom color as well.

But it’s always advisable to choose leather that comes with your preferred color.

I know sometimes you see a leather pattern you don’t want to miss and would like to add your own colors.

You can do that as well, you need to find a good dye that won’t fade within few days.

Apply your preferred color using cotton and it’s better to scrape a piece and apply the paint as a test to see how the color looks before coloring the whole leather.

Note that there is special paint like acrylic paint which is designed for coloring leather materials only.

Step four

Lining add a great look to handbags and you need lining material like “pig Split” which comes in different color.

It’s perfect to use inside the bag and it’s very tough.

With a simple know how to guide you can come up with easy and beautiful handbag designs that will add amazing touch to your dress pair.

You’ll find endless of tutorials online that will show you all the skills you need to design a beautiful handbag.

your first project might not look as you thought it should be but after working on a few projects you’ll get used to working with leather smoothly.

Bluechew and Cara Delevingne’s new Sex Bench

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you probably saw the pictures where Cara Delevinge was seen bringing a new sex bench into her house.  Forbes magazine even wrote about it, don’t these people have anything better to do than stalk Cara all day and night? Leave her personal life alone for goodness sakes.

Another article in forbes had to do with the new ED medicine bluechew, which is like viagra and cialis apparently, but it comes in a subscription service. Do we really need a subscription service for everything?  Food is understandable, but now ED medicine and birth control, too?   People have been reviewing it like mad, one blog said that it actually tastes good compared to viagra, like candy.  Hopefully they can make all pills be chewable and tasty?  Don’t stop with viagra and vitamins, lets make everything from dick pills, to anti-depressants, to birth control be a tasty chewable.  They’ll have my support for sure.

As far as risks go, the FDA still warned people about bluechew, saying that it is better to go visit an actual doctor rather than try to get any ED medicine online.  The reason is that blue chew had side effects like heart problems, strokes, and even blindness.  I don’t know if that justifies the benefit of a harder erection.  I guess it’s a risk some people are just willing to take.

Sarah Paulson’s Talks Sex Toys

Sarah Paulson’s Talks Sex Toys

Starting in 2020 Sarah Paulson will star in the new TV series Ratched.  The show follows the life of a nurse as she get bored with her duties at a hospital and starts behaving a bit off the wall.  During an interview with entertainment magazine, she revealed that it’s one of the kinkier characters she has played yet.  She also hinted that some of the scenes get a bit steamy and even use a couple of sex toys, dildos, and vibrators.  Needless to say that got everyone’s attention a bit, we’d all love to see some more sex scenes like what was in American Horror Story.  Some of the production assistants revealed they were using only the best dildos, and those picked by Sarah herself.  Some rumours hinted they might be upwards of a few thousand dollars and created by famous artists.  However this story may be just a rumour as it was sourced from some less reliable sources.  Either way we are in for a hot year in 2020!

Ratched premiers in February 2020 on HBO

Sarah Shares Her Opinion About Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Sarah Paulson has one word for Donald Trump in the wake of his decision to ban transgender people from the military … despicable.

We got the much-sought-after actress with Holland Taylor Saturday night leaving Craig’s, and you can plainly hear the unbridled contempt in her voice with her one-word answer.

On a more optimistic note, Sarah thinks the students who triggered a world-wide march against assault rifles have already changed hearts and minds.

One step forward … and then there’s Donald Trump.

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NEW SARAH INTERVIEW WITH VULTURE

NEW SARAH INTERVIEW WITH VULTURE

In three seasons on FX’s American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson has had to telepathically commune with the dead, breast-feed an adult sociopathic killer, and have sex while surrounded by dozens of snakes, to pick just a few discomfiting scenes from a series that has become a hit thanks its gothic blend of the camp and the demonic. Yet it was filming a seemingly mundane sequence for the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, as the new season is titled, that caused Paulson to melt down, worried she might not be up to the task of playing Bette and Dot, conjoined twins who are recruited to help revive an embattled freak show in 1950s Florida.
The trouble? While eating a roll of bread (as Bette), Paulson had to simultaneously write in her diary (as Dot), a disorienting feat of mind-body multitasking. “They have two heads and two brains in one body, but, of course, I only have one of each,” explains the actress, 39, over a boozy dinner in New Orleans, where the show is currently shooting. “So I was doing my part as Bette”—here Paulson begins buttering a roll with her left hand—“but as Dot I’m writing with my dominant side” — she pantomimes the movement with the fork in her right — “and my voice kept wanting to come out as Dot. I freaked out. Before I knew it, I was crying on set.” Ryan Murphy, the show’s co-creator, stopped shooting to take Paulson for a reassuring walk. “He was like, ‘Lady, you’re doing something that no one has ever done before,’” Paulson says. “Which was nice, but I was just so scared.” She pauses, then adds, “I am so scared.”

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SARAH DISCUSSES HER UPCOMING ROLE AS O.J. SIMPSON PROSECUTOR MARCIA CLARK

SARAH DISCUSSES HER UPCOMING ROLE AS O.J. SIMPSON PROSECUTOR MARCIA CLARK

“Ryan had mentioned it very casually to me, in the way that he does sometimes,” Paulson said. “The Marcia Clark thing to me was incredibly juicy, because I remember. I was young at the time. I was barely out of high school. I remember where I was when that Bronco was on the freeway. I remember her in the courtroom.

“He presented it to me as a casual thing, then didn’t mention it for months again.”

Then, weeks later, Murphy said he would send Paulson the first two scripts.

“I was like, ‘I know I want to do it. You don’t have to send me the scripts,’” she said. “He said, ‘You should read it, and see if you want to do it.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, I want to do it.’

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Performer of the Week: Sarah Paulson

Performer of the Week: Sarah Paulson

THE PERFORMER | Sarah Paulson
THE SHOW | American Horror Story: Freak Show
THE EPISODE | “Tupperware Party Massacre”
THE AIRDATE | December 10, 2014
RELATEDAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show Recap: Here, There and Every Scare
THE PERFORMANCE | Performer of the Week doesn’t seem like a sufficient accolade to bestow upon Sarah Paulson after this latest Freak Show. Maybe, since she blew us away as not one character but two, we should name her Performers of the Week?
First, as the Tattlers argued about whether to undergo the surgery that would separate them — and possibly kill one of them — the actress reminded us of how cold Dot could be about their “infinite, intolerable arranged marriage” and how sweet Bette could be. When the latter revealed that she was willing to go so far as to give up her life in order to secure her sibling’s future happiness, even her twin was moved.

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