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How to choose the right cork (leather) fabric for your project:Not ALL cork fabrics are the same

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These corks were purchased from three different companies and continue to use all three companies based on my project.

I have purchased the flowered print from two different places:

sallietomato.com (if you purchase from Sallie Tomato use code MONARAE for a 10% discount).

Also--if you type in cork fabrics while your in Amazon an array of choices appear. Be careful not to select the thinner cork fabrics if you are wanting to make purses or wallet. Thinner cork fabrics simply don't have the structure for bigger projects.



Fabricfunhouse.com & sallietomato.com carry a variety of fabrics, bag supplies, sewing machines, patterns with clubs & emails to join. Great way to stay in the know!

Amazon link here pro's: costs less per square inch--$0.04 cent per inch vs sallietomato.com $0.05. Things to consider: Amazon shipping is free with prime membership. Sallie Tomato is free with $200 or more in purchases.

Also, if you are a business, Sallie Tomato offers wholesale pricing--which is a significantly less--averages $0.02 per square inch and free shipping with purchase >$200. I applied for the wholesale discounts--just apply at sallietomato.com


Depending on your project should dictate what kind of cork to purchase.


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Things to consider:

  1. Maybe you know what you want to make--a purse, wallet, bracelet, choker, earrings, cosmetic case, the list is endless. So, lets say you are wanting to make a purse or bag of some type--here are a few things to consider.

A. I suggest using surface cork only for the bottom of you purse. The far upper left corner is made with rustic cork. I simply do not like the look of rustic cork for the whole purse. I love the black surface purchased from fabricfunhouse.com. The two bottom bags are made with rustic cork but with either black surface cork fabricfunhouse.com or faux (marine) vinyl at Amazon Link Here


Red purse is made out of Cherry Surface cork purchased from sallietomato.com





Rustic Cork is great for making wallets, credit card cases, earrings, & cases. It is slightly thinner, pliable, and easier to cut with your rotary cutter-- Amazon link here

on sale and free shipping with prime membership.

sallietomato.com fabricfunhouse.com & Amazon link here: These are smaller pieces that are great for small projects without a lot of investment. Amazon link here with different color choices in a bundle pack and 5% off.


Thinner corks have a purpose too.

I use the thinner corks for linings of some of my bi-fold wallets. sallietomato.com has a good selection of thinner corks at $0.88 an inch. This can be slightly confusing but I will try and explain. sallietomato.com cork is 27" wide and you can purchase by the inch starting at nine inches. Example is you order 20" you will receive a piece 20"x27".


I used the LITE FAUX LEATHER CORK from sallietomato.com for the lining of this wallet. It pairs nicely with rustic cork or the printed cork fabrics. Keep in mind if you are making a wallet that fits in a back pocket you dont want it to be too thick--thats why the slightly less thicker cork works best.


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IF YOU ARE STILL UNCERTAIN WHICH CORK TO USE


My suggestion is to purchase sample swatches from either or both sallietomato.com or fabricfunhouse.com.

The swatch from sallietomato.com is $4.99 and fabricfunhouse.com is $0.50ea.

Or try Amazon link here especially if you have Amazon Prime. If you don't have it--easy to sign up.


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BELOW ARE SOME OF MY ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS TO PURCHASE FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT.











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