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Faux Suede with Plaid Inset Tote – Free Sewing Tutorial

+ Choosing Sewing Machine Needles

Toss in your sweater and cell phone, then create space for a pup inside this classy faux suede tote bag.

Toss in your today’s necessities, then create space for lots more inside this classy large capacity faux suede tote bag.  You could recycle a suede jacket, and a plaid wool sweater and sew yourself a very nice tote.  You could take it to the office or out for the day – it’s a very versatile tote bag.  Don’t be intimidated by sewing leather, pleather, vinyl, or suedes – regardless of whether it is genuine or faux.  Just be sure to use the correct sewing machine or hand sewing needle(s), and measure three times, not just twice. ;)

Choosing Sewing Machine Needles by CreateIndieDesigns

What needle size or type do I need for my project? I’m going to show you just a few types of needles that have in my sewing stash, also what types of fabrics I use them with. Needle Size 60 – Light Weight – Georgette, Satin, or Organza Needle Size 70/80 – Medium Weight – Cotton or Jersey Needle Size 90/100 + – Heavy Weight – Denims, Leather or Upholstery Specialty Needles: Stretch/Ballpoint, Denim, Sharp/Microtex, Leather, Metallic/Embroidery, and Twin.  Blog:

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