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    Print, paint, stamp, and stitch… it’s never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects plus six bonus ideas, from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered bracelets. Whether or not they’ve used kraft-tex before, mixed-media artists and craft sewists will love its creative versatility.

    kraft-tex Creations

    Lindsay Conner –– Sewing with kraft-tex—the vegan leather everyone’s talking about Print, paint, stamp, and stitch… it’s never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper...

    $22.95 $16.07
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    Turn up the volume with this groovy messenger bag, inspired by retro leather links of the 1970s. You’ll love creating with kraft-tex, a washable paper textile and leather alternative. Hand-cut the kraft-tex links, download SVG files for super-speedy results on your digital cutting machine, or embroider the links with your computerized embroidery machine (file included!). You can finish the whole project with a standard sewing machine.  A coordinating chain-link wristlet and keychain complete the trio!

    The 3-in-1 Emma Messenger Bag

    JoAnn Connolly –– Fabulous messenger bag with kraft-tex cutouts Fun, fresh, and fabulous! Turn up the volume with this groovy messenger bag, inspired by retro leather links of the 1970s. You’ll love creating with kraft-tex, a...

    $11.95 $8.37
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    Combine durable kraft-tex with hefty denim to create a yoga bag meant to last! The shoulder strap and exterior zippered pocket are pretty and practical, while the water bottle holder with adjustable strap adds even more functionality. Then give some flair to the whole ensemble with a magnolia flower made of kraft-tex. Meanwhile, learn new skills inspired by shoe-making, including a goiser stitch around the zippered pocket and brogueing details on the water bottle holder.

    Shanti Yoga Bag Pattern

    Russell Conte –– Namaste! Stitch yourself the perfect exercise ensemble Combine durable and stylish kraft-tex with hefty denim to create a yoga bag meant to last! The handy shoulder strap and exterior zippered pocket are pretty and...

    $11.95 $8.37
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    It’s the hot new substrate that wears like leather but sews up like fabric—create more with kraft-tex! This game-changing material is the perfect accent for wallets, totes, and purses. Experts Betsy LaHonta and Gailen Runge teach you everything about sewing with kraft-tex. Get your needle know-how, sew the right seam allowances, and practice turning techniques. Popular bag designers share 19 patterns for all skill levels, from a simple clutch to a roomy travel bag.

    Sew kraft-tex Bags

    Betsy LaHonta  & Gailen Runge ––  kraft-tex bags with pizzazz!  It’s the hot new substrate that wears like leather but sews up like fabric—create more with kraft-tex! This game-changing material is the...

    $26.95 $18.87
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    Charlie kraft-tex Backpack Pattern

    Charlie kraft-tex Backpack Pattern

    Gailen Runge –– Your perfect carryall for everyday, sewn with durable kraft-tex Trade in your sad sack for a flashy new backpack in brilliant kraft-tex—the textile that looks like leather but sews like fabric. Weaving kraft-tex into...

    $11.95 $8.37
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    Lucy's 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag Pattern

    Lucys 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag Pattern

    Gailen Runge ––1 pattern, 3 sizes, unlimited possibilitiesThis versatile and stylish bag comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large weekender—perfect for those overnight trips (fits carry-on luggage requirements)! Play with 2...

    $11.95 $8.37
  • Caitlin's 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag Pattern

    Caitlins 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag Pattern

    Betsy LaHonta ––Beautiful, versatile bags featuring kraft-texWith three exterior designs to choose from, plus mix-and-match pockets and closure choices, you can make exactly the bag you want! Carry it like a tote—or use the shoulder...

    $11.95
  • The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern

    The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern

    Betsy La Honta ––        Three times the funEnjoy three different looks from the same bag! With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. Wear it as a large carryall, a...

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  • kraft-tex Style: kraft•tex Combines the Best of Leather & Fabric • Sew 27 Projects Compiled by Roxane Cerda

    kraft-tex Style

    Compiled by Roxane Cerda –– • Discover endless creative techniques for working with kraft-tex®, including stitching, embossing, painting, dyeing, embellishing, inkjet printing, washing, distressing, weaving, burning, die-cutting -...

    $21.95