Kit - Stabilizer kits for Peppermint Pattie Handbag - Retreat November 2022
This is a full kit package containing Bontex, bonded leather .06 and .04, foam backing, and cotton backing which is required for making 1 Peppermint Pattie bag. The pricing reflects a full kit price.
The Bontex which contains .20 weight and .40 weight which is required for the pattern.
You can choose to purchase the Bontex in a flat sheet which is big enough to cut all of the required pieces out. The pattern direction is important with how it lays with the direction of the Bontex. So, there will be a printed guide showing how and the direction to layout your pattern pieces.
Another optional way to purchase the Bontex is to it buy it pre-cut in the pattern pieces required for the pattern. There will be some extra Bontex in the kit in case you need to recut one of the pieces, however, I highly recommend purchasing 2 or more of these kits in case you need to additional or what to make additional bags.
The bonded Leather or Salpa is not precut because of it's ease in cutting. The .04 weight is is cut in a 2" wide x about 60" wide roll which should be more than enough for crossbody strap and wristlet. The gusset will come in a square piece and again is uncut but will be easy for anyone to cut the appropriate gusset piece from.
This light weight foam type of backing is very innovative with its type of use. The foam comes in one millimeter of thickness and is applied with a self-stick process. Once applied to the wrong side of the fabric, the exterior materials has an added firmness while still being flexible to the touch. This stabilizer can be used on heavier canvas type fabrics, all purpose decorative fabrics, cork and leather. Best if used with a drop in lining process. The self stick process eliminates the need for hot irons, or glue. This is a one of a kind and gives a body to the exterior of bags in a very different way, while still giving the quality of the bags soft and flexible feel.
Picture shown is suede on a cotton chevron print
Shipped in Roll
Made in Italy
Sold in 26" x 10 meter rolls. And also now available in 5 yard length rolls.
For a video presentation of how to apply and suggested uses sees below
This suedebacking is afavorite in the high-end bag making industry. The suede backing has a thicker and very flexible hand. Perfect for stabilizing the exterior fabric, cork or leather of a bag without the ridged stiff feel found in other stabilizers. And it's now available at an affordable price for everyone. The suedebacking has a suede feel and flexibilitywith a self-stick backing eliminating the need for an iron or glue. Application is easy by peeling the top edge of the backing, applying the top edge to the top edge surface of the wrong side of your fabric, then pressing down evenly across the backing as you slowly peel off the paper from the muslin stabilizer. Follow up with the use of a brayer (or pastry rolling pin) by rolling back and forth over the backing onto the fabric. Placement of backing can be adjusted by just pulling off and reapplying.
Soft flexible backing gives exterior or lining fabric (cork or leather) more body and thickness without stiffness. Can be used as an exterior backing stabilizer, an edge to fold down exterior top seam allowance onto its wrong side, can be edge painted, and can be used as a zipper stay. The extent of your imagination is the only limitation in using this product. It is a product that every workroom must have.
Shipped in roll
Rolls are 29" wide x 10 meters long. Also available in rolls 29" wide x 5 yards long and 29" wide x 2 yards long.
Made in Italy
Picture shown is suede backing installed on a cotton chevron print.
Even though this product has been developed and used within the shoe industry, this cotton backing is revolutionary in the bag making industry. The cotton backing is an unbleached muslin with a self-stick backing eliminating the need for an iron or glue. Application is easy by peeling the top edge of the backing, applying the top edge to the top edge surface of the wrong side of your fabric, then pressing down evenly across the backing as you slowly peel off the paper from the muslin stabilizer. Follow up with the use of a brayer (or pastry rolling pin) by rolling back and forth over the backing onto the fabric. Placement of backing can be adjusted by just pulling off and reapplying.
Soft flexible backing gives exterior or lining fabric more body without stiffness.
Picture shows backing applied on Chevron Gray print
Rolls are 29" wide x 10 meters long. Also available are 5 yards rolls x 29"
Made in Italy
See application of cotton backing and a suggested use on the video below
Sold in 1 yard increments and Shipped in Continental USA.
Salpa or Bonded Leather is a natural material which is high-performance and high-quality leather fiber used for inner linings or reinforcement on leather products. It is an excellent material to reinforce soft or thin leather. This is a high-end yet cost effective material which can be used to add reinforcement to your project. It has many uses such as lining or stabilizer in leather belts, or leather straps. It can be used as a stabilizer inside a handbag in such areas as gussets, flaps, fronts or backs.
This is a product made from bonded fiber leather through a process of finely milling vegetable tanned leather scraps and adding natural fat and latex as a binder. Salpa is a natural and renewable raw materials that is considered sustainable to the environment.
Available in lengths of 55" to 60" for use in longer items like straps and belts.
We supply Salpa in thickness of .4 and .6 sold in 36" x 55" to 60" lengths. Available is a natural color
Italian Hardware Kits for the Peppermint Pattie Handbag
The Hardware kits for the Peppermint Pattie are made of premium quality metals and are put together as kits specially ordered from Italian inventory from Italy.
The kits for the Peppermint Pattie Handbags are available and will include the following: