I’ve never made a leather bag before but, when I saw this jacket at the Salvation Army for four bucks, I knew I had to give it a try.
I looked at this project as an experiment. I wasn’t sure if my machine would sew on leather, but I went ahead and bought some leather needles 110/18 and just started cutting.
I cut 4 pieces, 7 inches x 13 inches and one piece 13 inches by 19 inches.
My friend gave the skirt you saw in the first picture. I was going to use that for the lining, but when I tried it on, I saw there was potential for a refashioned skirt so I switched and used some IKEA fabric I had left over from a curtain project for the lining. (You might see the skirt in a future post).
The bag handles were made from 25 cent thrift store belts.
A few details- The silver pin came in the basket from my friend Mari that I posted in December.
The IKEA fabric I used for the lining.
I’ll definitely be watching for more leather thrift store coats in the future. This was so much fun to make. Now I’m off to refashion that leopard print skirt so I have an outfit to wear with my new leather bag. 🙂
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