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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Plus-sized, Women, Unisex, Other
Style Casual, Classic
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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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Excellent re-purposing of leather and I like your selection of hardware.

04/17/2014 Flag

thanks Don. You've put together a great course!

05/01/2014 Flag

I absolutely love this bag. I'm going to pop over and purchase the pattern. Thanks for showing it. Good job!

05/01/2014 Flag

thank you

05/01/2014 Flag

I love how it turned out.

05/02/2014 Flag

thank you

05/09/2014 Flag

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