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Crocodile-Embossed Convertible Clutch

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Detachable leather & chain strap

Created in this Craftsy Course

Making Leather Bags taught by Don Morin

Don't spend hundreds on a handbag when you can make one on your sewing machine. Customize and sew boutique-quality leather handbags with designer Don Morin.

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Crocodile-embossed nappa leather, cotton batik lining, bright pink nylon Supplex zippered pocket lining, facile hex frame closure, nickel-plated brass hardware, metal chain, cold rubber tape, 1/4" Wonder tape, 1" 3M 465 transfer tape, Metrosene polyester thread (doubled up for topstitching), Isacord embroidery thread for machine-embroidered label.

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Cute design. Love the metal strap.

03/07/2014 Flag

Thanks! It isn't an original idea, but I had to figure out how to hide the ends of the woven-in leather. I also like that you can use it as a clutch by either removing the strap, or just letting it drop inside the bag.

03/10/2014 Flag

this looks great. I love looking at the projects you all make. You used doubled up thread for topstitching - thank you for sharing the knowledge that it worked! I live in a small town in Australia and getting a range of topstitching (and other requirements) is difficult. A case of 'necessity is the mother of invention" with regard to the topstitching! Thanks.

04/12/2014 Flag

Thanks! Glad the tip was helpful. I also live in a small town (but in the US), and have to order most of my supplies online. I learned the topstitching trick from Kenneth D. King's "Jeanius" class on Craftsy.

04/21/2014 Flag

Beautiful bag. I love your choice of materials!

06/11/2014 Flag