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Simona's inspired satchel

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Simona inspired satchel

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, Children, Unisex, Plus-sized
Style Hipster, Classic
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What materials did you use? Buffalo leather and caw hide

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What are you most proud of? Mystery braid - I fell in love with it when I saw it in Simona's project. This encouraged me to complete my very first project that was originally all black (BTW, found instructions for making mystery braid on youtube) ...

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? (1) Do not try to turn out bag doubled with cardboard - it gets damaged. (2) Have a bottom seam for a bag

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Wow! How happy am I ! I'm really honored!!!! You're amazing! Your project is really beautiful, the contrast between the two colors is perfect! And the handle fits perfectly!

11/17/2013 Flag

Thank you, Simona! My daughters now want me to make bags for them. Except that they want all black (which I find boring...) I will post pictures once I an through...

12/02/2013 Flag

Great job. I like how you designed the flap for this satchel. ;0)

11/17/2013 Flag

Thank you, Simona and Don! If I did not have full time job, I would spend every waking hour doing this... I like crafts - I made my own jewellery, installed crown moldings, made my own clothes, worked with fur. a bit..but I've never been so excited as when I am working on another bag. Thank you again, Don for giving me a head-start with your class!

11/18/2013 Flag

I love your bag. I think we are similar as I do all that stuff too having put up all my own molding and tiled my kitchen and bathroom. Also make my clothes and have made 16 wedding gowns. I am now into baby quilts and getting ready to make my first bag. I am taking apart an old jacket for a practice bag.

11/23/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! Good luck on your new bag. I am sure it will turn out great! More importantly, have fun wtih it!

12/02/2013 Flag


11/26/2013 Flag