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Platinum Silver Leather Evening Bag

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Long Chain Handle Version

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Women
Style Holiday
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What materials did you use? platinum leather cowhide, #1 grommets, chain, 9" zipper, 1950's vintage Hong Kong lining fabric

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What are you most proud of? The clean simple lines with that pop of hot pink.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use as thin a leather as possible if sewing on a home sewing machine. Don't be afraid to use what you love in a lining.

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I like the convertible shoulder strap detail. Way to go.

05/25/2013 Flag

never made a leather bag, i think i will try this project, any advise on what kind of leather fabric and, or where to buy. great job, thank u.

07/09/2013 Flag

If you've never sewn leather before, you should really take Don's class. If you have a commercial leather machine, you can sew whatever the machine will handle. If you have a regular fabric sewing machine, get the thinnest leather possible. If you take Don's class, he has a discount you can use at a reputable leather company. I would recommend, or their Ebay store

07/10/2013 Flag

Also, Don is showing alot of techniques for a leather tote, so this particular pattern is not in the class.

07/10/2013 Flag

I am in love with your bag. It looks very chic. Great job!

09/09/2013 Flag

Beautiful, I wish one day you can try my patterns, welcome you to download my 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 :)) click my name to see our pattern shop :)

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