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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 Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Calfskin leather

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Choose your leather rather thinner than thicker. Sewing over 4 thicknesses of leather can be too much for a little household sewing machine. The bag is rather small in its dimensions (30 x 25 cms or 12 x 10 in), so I made a few modifications: The handle tabs did not go on the panel seams, but next to them. And the back side of the bag is just plain (no front pocket). This little bag holds a lot, even my water bottle!

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Where did you get your leather? Gorgeous bag!

06/29/2013 Flag


08/10/2013 Flag

Love your choice of color and variance on the style.

09/10/2013 Flag

Like how you customized it to your needs. Looks great.

10/04/2013 Flag

Beautiful bag! Very inspiring.

06/06/2014 Flag