The cork fabric offered at Handbag Mart is the highest quality, direct from Portugal. You can buy with confidence, knowing that you're buying the best. I've been using cork from this manufacturer for 3 years and have never been disappointed in how it sews and wears over the years.
Cork can be sewn on many, but not all, domestic sewing machines. If you have a very basic domestic machine, you may want to contact us for a sample to determine if your machine can handle it. Keeping your stabilizers out of the seam allowance will help, but you do need to remember that sewing layers of any project is going to be different than just taking 3-4 layers of the cork itself and sewing through it. Always do your tests with the same materials you will be using in your actual project.