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- I used two layers of suede for the side/back panels and thicker leather for the shoulder straps. I made my own pattern pieces for the different components, and tied/sewed them all together with the same cord used for the weaving.
- To attach the side panels to the woven front panel, punch a series of holes down the end of the suede side panel and thread the two sections together with the macrame cord.
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- The suede I used for the back/side panels was fairly thin and stretchy. I wanted the lacing in the back to keep its shape. If this is the material you are using,glue two strips of cardboard in between the suede layers to give it stability.
- Again, punch holes through the leather and cardboard layers to create a lace-up closure in the back.
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- Punch two holes at each tip of the shoulder straps to thread cord through.
- Attach the shoulder straps to the front woven panel by finding holes in the weave, pushing the cord through, and making a square knot to secure it.
- At the back mark where you want the shoulder straps to hit, and punch two holes in the back panel to thread the cord through. Use a square knot to secure it as you did in the front.