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Leather Slouch 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, Other, Unisex, Plus-sized
Style Classic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Upcycled Leather Jacket

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What are you most proud of? I can't believe how much this looks like a real, store bought bag! I used the Chris W Snazzy Slouch pattern and an old leather jacket of my Mums.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Details of my bag are here:

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Top Job!

05/28/2014 Flag

thank you!

06/05/2014 Flag

What a gorgeous bag. I can't afford to start with new leather for my first try, so I love your idea of repurposing an old item. Maybe I can find a piece like that at Goodwill.

06/03/2014 Flag

Thank you! It's such a cost effective way. I also put the word out with family and friends and have 2 more jackets ready and waiting for a makeover.

06/05/2014 Flag

That is so awesome! The leather looks so supple and comfortable because it isn't brand new, and leather wears so well that I am sure they will last you a good long time.

06/11/2014 Flag

I love this pattern for your bag and so glad you included the name of it, I have lots of girls in my family so this is a must try pattern. Good job!!

08/14/2014 Flag

hope you like the pattern! I still use the bag daily. I love all the pockets it has!

08/16/2014 Flag

What a COOL bag! :)

09/04/2014 Flag

thank you!

09/07/2014 Flag