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Lindsey was born in Dallas, TX and grew up always dabbling in something crafty. She taught herself to sew at the age of 16 after inheriting an old Singer sewing machine. Her grandmother had ...

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Luxe Tote with Leather Accents

from LRstitched
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Luxe Tote with Leather Accents
Luxe Tote with Leather Accents
Luxe Tote with Leather Accents
Luxe Tote with Leather Accents
Luxe Tote with Leather Accents

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew gentle curves
  • Using cording (piping)
  • Be patient if you are new to leather! You can do it!

Pattern Description:

This pattern includes step-by-step instructions for creating the Luxe Tote. You will take a simple tote and add leather details to create a stand-out handbag!

At the end of your pattern you will find lecture notes to help you begin sewing with leather.

Together they will have you on your way to using leather successfully in your creative projects.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13" wide by 14.5" tall (straps are 11" from shoulder to top of bag)


  • 1 yard home decor or quilting cotton for exterior
  • 1/2 yard lining fabric
  • 1 yard Shapeflex SF101 (2 yards if using quiltling cotton for exterior)
  • 1/2 yard 45" wide fusible fleece
  • 1 Leather Kit from LRstitched.com
  • 1.25 yards 6/32" (4.8mm) cotton cording
  • Leather Sewing Needle 110/18
  • Denim or Heavy Needle 90/14
  • 100% polyester thread to match leather
  • All-purpose thread to match fabric
  • 3/4" magnetic snap (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • zipper foot
  • walking foot (optional but very helpful)
  • scissors/rotary cutter + mat + ruler
  • fabric marker
  • pins or wonder clips
  • fabric glue such as Liquid Stitch
  • ** If you prefer to source your own leather you will need: (2) 8" x 12" squares, (2) 35" x 1.5" strips and (1) .5" x 8" strip of leather with a weight of 3-4oz. Plus a 1/2" swivel clip.