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Leather Bag

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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
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What materials did you use? Calfskin leather

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Choose your leather rather thinner than thicker. Sewing over 4 thicknesses of leather can be too much for a little household sewing machine. The bag is rather small in its dimensions (30 x 25 cms or 12 x 10 in), so I made a few modifications: The handle tabs did not go on the panel seams, but next to them. And the back side of the bag is just plain (no front pocket). This little bag holds a lot, even my water bottle!

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Love your choice of color and variance on the style.

09/10/2013 Flag

Like how you customized it to your needs. Looks great.

10/04/2013 Flag

Beautiful bag! Very inspiring.

06/06/2014 Flag

Beautiful, I wish one day you can try our patterns

04/06/2015 Flag

Hello, nice leather working, I am a professional leather pattern designer, If you have the basic tech of leather making, welcome you to try our patterns :)) our website is: www.lzpattern.com and www.leathercraftpattern.com, thank you!

04/07/2015 Flag