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Denim Coloured Leather Clutch Maybe

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Almost Finished Clutch Maybe

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 Clothing
Sizing Unisex
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Thick denim coloured leather, leather needle and thicker thread, metal zip, black suede lining, fabric pocket

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What are you most proud of? The size is great. Medium size clutch and great for casual needs. I need to make the handles, and don't have enough straight pieces of leather - so I might make them in black leather or even suede -eek - that is hard to sew!!!! I had to face the suede to the leather and match the edges due to the top edge of the bag. It needs to be trimmed when I make the handles. Maybe I'll add some hardware somewhere. Now I've added the handles and a big leather needle makes all the difference to sewing leather - in the machine.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try it. My next leather bag will be better as I have now a supply of leather thread and needles for my machine - it is difficult when you are in the country!

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Your bag is a wonderful color. It is really well made. I always feel better when I find a way to make something work instead of giving up.

07/30/2013 Flag

Me too! It is a really nice weight leather.

07/30/2013 Flag

Loved how you made it your own. Good work!

08/07/2013 Flag

Thanks Don, I'm inspired to make more!

08/07/2013 Flag

Love the denim color, really nice. Congrats!

08/17/2013 Flag


08/17/2013 Flag

Thanks, I love the leather too.

08/19/2013 Flag

Great job! The denim look makes a perfect weekend bag.

08/25/2013 Flag

Thanks, I really like this leather.

09/23/2013 Flag

Your finished bag is lovely. I love the color and shape.

10/04/2013 Flag