by blueeyedblonde 04 Jun 2017

I made this pouch for a friend. She bought a new vehicle last year and was telling me the manual wasn't in any kind of folder , so it would get dogeared etc, so I said I'd come up with something for her.

Gave it to her yesterday and she was really surprised and pleased.
I have never worked on leather, so it was an experienced!

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by toogie 08 Jun 2017

Nice job with the leather and the gift. The one in my car was made out of that cloth, I think it's called olly cloth, or something like that. Bevintex first introduced us to this type fabric. It's thin and would make perfect pouches like this.... Makes me wish I'd have thought about this yesterday with Walmart had it reduced to 50 cents yd!!! I may have to go back!! You have me excited, as this would be perfect men gifts!!! Thanks for the inspiration as I am sometimes slow witted!😉

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toogie by toogie 08 Jun 2017

I went back and all that walmart had for 50 cents a yard was in pink. Regular price isn't bad though at $1.47 yd. of course I pick up other fabric as hubby stayed home. Got a little over 13 yards for six dollars and something.

blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 09 Jun 2017

Thanks. Nice to hear you got some inspiration from it.
This isn't oily cloth Though. That's something I have yet to try working with.
Thanks for the idea. (Wish our Walmart brought back fabric - they now only carry a small selection of fat quarters and a few mini rolls of fabric.)

toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2017

Yes I knew you said yours was leather, much nicer than the one Honda gave with my car manuel. Mine is made of Oly cloth. It looks more like paper instead of cloth😉

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by KlondikeKate 07 Jun 2017

What a lovely gift and so well presented.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde edited 09 Jun 2017

Thanks!

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by worthy 06 Jun 2017

WOW wonderful wonderful job.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 09 Jun 2017

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 05 Jun 2017

Did a Fantastic job!!Well done!!!!Beautiful

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 05 Jun 2017

What a great idea! That's a classy looking pouch. I'd want to use it as a purse!

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

Thank you I thought of a purse too! lol

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by Nu2Here 05 Jun 2017

Is there any learning you can share regarding sewing and embroidery on leather? I am also thinking of doing something in leather but is worried about messing it up. Thanks! (BTW, very nice work!)

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

Thank you.
I watched a Nancy Zeiman program and then I practiced on some scrap leather. I got a leather jacket from one of the goodwill stores (it was one that they couldn't sell as it was in bad shape but was good for practicing wiyh.)
I also watched a few things on u-tube and Embroidery Library.

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by noah 05 Jun 2017

Love it hugs

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

thank you.

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by cooperal 05 Jun 2017

Very classy! Love the personal touch on it, too! Avis

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

thank you.

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by pennifold 05 Jun 2017

Great job on this, love Chris

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

thank you.

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by bemara 05 Jun 2017

It looks great, it is a very special present, a unique specimen :-) hugs Maria

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

thank you.

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by airyfairy 05 Jun 2017

I think this is a fantastic idea. So much nicer than the usual bags that the manuals come in. Lucky friend.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 06 Jun 2017

thanks.

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