SPRING SURPRISE

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See what savings are in bloom in sewing… 

 http://www.craftsy.com/ext/DonMorin_holiday

From noon MT, April 11th, running through to Sunday night, April 13th at midnight MT.

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STITCH BY STITCH

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Photo: Sew News

From Louis Vuitton to Hermes, Chanel to Dior, Fendi to Bottega Veneta.… creators of high fashion leather handbags have time and again relied on high-quality workmanship and nimble hands to build a business empire literally on the power of a single stitch that can only by done by hand. Known as the saddle stitch, it is a handsome stitch, that if done properly, will never come apart. Learn how to do this classic hand-stitch by creating my Saddle-Stitched Satchel project in the latest issue of Sew News (Apr/May 2014; page 64) now available at your local news stand.


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BIG SPRING SALE

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Now is your chance to get MAKING LEATHER BAGS at a great saving.

http://www.craftsy.com/ext/DonMorin_holiday

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A TIP OF THE HAT

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Photo: Addicted 2 DIY

Not a bad review from  Katie at Addicted 2 DIY and a tip of the hat to my good friends at Leather Hide Store.

I love  how she made it her own. Thanks, Katie.

http://addicted2diy.com/2014/02/25/make-your-own-leather-purse-plus-a-giveaway/

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LEATHER GIVEAWAY

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Photo: Leather Hide Store

A fabulous leather give-away from my friends at Leather Hide Store.

Deadline is March 10, 2014.

http://www.leatherhidestore.com/contests-giveaways

CONTEST UPDATE: Congratulations to Karen S. of Northport, NY. She is the winner of the h-u-g-e 8 ft by 7 ft candy apple red cowhide leather winfall from Leather Hide Store. Karen entered the contest on Bag’n-telle’s Facebook Page. She plans to re-upholster her oak rocking chair.

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ANATOMY OF A BAG

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Photo: Fashion Media Group

Ever think to yourself,”What does it take to design your own handbag?”.

In an ongoing series, CRFashionBook (Carine Roitfeld/Fashion Media Group) deconstructs fashion’s most iconic accessories to tell their story.

Beautifully photographed by Ulysse Frechelin, with words by Christopher Bartley, and edited by Shiona Turini, this peek into handbag style & design is truly insightful and inspirational.

The Loewe Amazona by the numbers

39 – Number of leather pieces used

24 – Number of individual linings used

21 – Number of pieces of gold hardware (not including zippers)

11 – Square feet of suede required to construct a single bag

6.5 – Hours of craftsmanship required to realize a single bag

– Number of specialized craftsmen employed in the process of preparing, cutting, sewing, and assembling each bag.

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http://crfashionbook.com/post/58242355263/loewe-bag

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LOVELY EYE CANDY

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Photo: Amazon

A labour of love written by Anna Johnson, Handbags features over 900 bags from collections, museums, and designers around the world, most of them photographed in seductive full-colour exclusively for the book. Handbags is about fashion, about desire, about secrecy, craftsmanship, art, and imagination as well as about the changing roles of women–everything that’s packed into every important handbag.

http://www.amazon.com/Handbags-900-Bags-Die-For/dp/0761123776

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