Interfacing the Pyramid Bag

I’m making glacial progress on the Hot Patterns Classix Nouveau Pyramid Bag. Mostly because I’m making style decisions as I go along and I’m in no rush to complete it.

I’ve got everything cut out and decided to interace the leather after reading this post by Els of the Sewing Divas and this post on interafacing by Kathleen Fansanella.

I ordered the knit tricot from Fashion Sewing Supply in black and fused the interfacing to the cut out skins. I don’t know that it changed the structure so much as this stage. But, it’s nice to have the reinforcement.

I’ve also sewn the straps / handles. But, I’m pretty sure I’m going to add piping along the inside.

I’ve used these hair thingies from the beauty supply to hold together the pieces on the pattern.

I’m also sewing the leather with my walking foot on my vintage Morse. Not that I need to power of the Morse. I just love sewing on it so a straight stitch only project is great for the Morse.

Still need to get several components including a pocket zipper, purse feet and a brass seperating zipper. I may run up to New York this November and save my supply list for then.


  1. I didn’t realize you had a Morse. Or 2. Obviously, doing a search, I see that you have mentioned it a few times but I missed it. I have my mom’s old Morse, avocado green and as heavy as a boulder, that I learned on but it hasn’t worked for several years. Now I want to get it fixed. Or fiddle with it myself to see if I can get it to work. It is such a pain to move. It has been in the same spot on my living room floor for more than 5 years bc I can’t figure out what to do with it. But it was always fun to work with. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Lovely. I saw the best bag hardware at Bottani buttons. I do not know if they are open on Saturday though. They are carrying the Italian zippers name escapes me at the moment, that are used in Balenciaga bags. Pacific Trimmings is open on Saturday though and they have my favorite Riri zippers.

  3. The hair thingies are a good idea. I use binder clips when I sew leather, which work well as they hold tight, but the hair things would lay flatter.

  4. Your Morse is so pretty! I just want to pet it and hug it and call it …. It’s soooooo pretty.
    And glad to see you got your serger going again. I can’t make blog comments when I’m on our work network, so I’m frequently late or just miss the opportunity.

  5. What a cool machine! It must be fun to sew with! It looks like you’re making progress with your bag — looking forward to seeing it.

  6. I’m so impressed with this bag. I admire you for taking it on. I really want to make this bag and I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. I’m doubly impressed that you’re doing it in leather!

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