The Pleated Everyday Bag in Faux Suede I just ordered some free samples of heavyweight faux suede from an online store and can't wait to receive them! I'll let you know how they turn out in a future post. I was inspired by a new handbag I created yesterday made from some very thick faux suede from my stash. I had originally bought it for my applique designs but found that it was almost too thick to work with. I decided to pull it out and test how it would pleat/drape using my pleated shoulder bag design. Well it works wonderfully!! Since it's as thick as real suede it was a bit of a challenge sewing. It looks so much like real suede that I found myself smelling it several times just to be sure!