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FIMO leather-effect - Bag

FIMO leather-effect - Bag
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This FIMO leather-effect bag is a real one-of-a-kind and still looks really elegant!
Classic in black, it goes with any outfit and has enough space for all sorts of utensils. The highlight is the patch in Berry, which makes it clear: Skillful hands were at work here!

Step-by-step tutorial

First, roll a thin sheet in black from an entire FIMO leather-effect block, approximately in A5 format. This is best done with the FIMO Clay machine. Roll out the FIMO sheet at a medium to medium-thin level (setting 5 or 6). Start with the thickest setting (level 1).

Repeat and roll the sheet thinner and thinner, gradually through levels 2, 4, and finally on level 6. The sheet should be approx. 1.5mm thick at the end.

Now roll out a roll with a diameter of approx. 5 mm from a half rib with an ivory-coloured FIMO leather-effect. Cut off many small pieces and roll them into balls.

Tip: Work in progress and left-over material should be protected against sun and heat and can be stored in a screw-top jar or in cling film to protect it from dust and dirt.

Spread the balls evenly over the black sheet and press them down a little.

Roll the acrylic roller over the sheet to sink the white balls into the black sheet. The surface must then be completely level.

Make two of these sheets.

The leather effect stands out even better if you move the FIMO sheet gently by hand after rolling it out, pulling it apart a bit.

Roll out a rib of FIMO leather-effect berry nice and flat with the acrylic roller. Detach them from the working surface and also stretch them slightly.

Prepare the letter stamp with the lettering „handmade“. Test this first for FIMO residues to see if the lettering fits. Engrave the letters in the berry-coloured sheet with the stamp.

Now lay all FIMO sheets and the lettering completely flat on baking paper. Harden them all using upper / lower heat at 130 °C/266° F in the oven for 30 minutes. Always use an oven thermometer for this purpose.

Let everything cool down well. Use the ruler and pencil to draw straight lines around the sheet so that the frayed edges are on the outside.

Cut a clean rectangle along the pencil lines.

Fit the long side to the zip. If necessary, shorten another side here.

Now place the cut sheet on the unused sheet and draw all around with the pencil. Cut out the second sheet afterwards.

Also cut out the lettering in a nice rectangular shape. Make sure that there is enough edge left to sew! Sew the lettering on one sheet parallel to the lower edge.

First, tightly sew the zip on one sheet.

Then sew the second sheet to the other half of the zip.

Now fold the two sides together. If the edges are not exactly on top of each other, you can now cut a little more on the three open sides.

Fold the ends of the zipper inwards and secure with instant adhesive.

Finally, close the remaining three sides with the sewing machine. Sew all threads and cut them off at the end.

Done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product ivory 8010-029 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product berry 8010-229 1
FIMO® leather-effect 8010 Oven-hardening modelling clay - Single product black 8010-909 2
FIMO® 8700 22 Oven thermometer - Blistercard containing 1 Oven thermometer 8700 22 1
FIMO® 8700 05 Acrylic roller - Blistercard containing an Acrylic roller 8700 05 1
Noris® 120 Graphite pencil - Single product HB 120-2 1
FIMO® 8700 04 Blades - Blistercard with mixed blade set, 3 pieces (1 rigid, 1 flexible and 1 serrated blade), 2 rubber grips 8700 04 1

Additionally required:

Smooth working surface (glass or ceramic), Sewing machine, Black sewing thread, Ruler, Scissors, Biscuit stamp with punctuation letters, Black zip (approx. 20 cm), Superglue

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