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Aussie all round tote

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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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What materials did you use? Upholstery grade cow leather was used. about 4oz. One hide, enough for four bags this size.

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What are you most proud of? That I finished it, with thick leather, using my hand refurbished industrial walking foot machine. It basically said "what leather"? punching through the very thickest parts.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Seam allowances! Be generous! Be accurate with your cutting, and use a good quality rotary cutter. not a cheapie! I use a gingher 45mm rotary.

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Great job Greg...luv the interior choice too.

05/28/2014 Flag

Thanks Don. I'm going to work on a red leather with gold leather trim hobo style bag next.

05/28/2014 Flag

What a beautiful bag! Wonderful job. Love the color, and the lining fabric too!

06/03/2014 Flag

Thanks Mary. Very encouraging. Yes the leather hides I managed to purchase are top quality. Very soft and supple. My wife loves her new bag! ;-)

06/09/2014 Flag

Fantastic job - looks great! What sort of industrial machine do you have? I am just beginning the search for my own one so would love to know what others are using.

12/01/2014 Flag