Leather Bag

Project Description

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!

What you will need

  • Calfskin leather

Q&A with strickmich

guidance4u asked:
Looks great, but you listed this as pretty difficult. I'm getting scared.
strickmich answered:
Don't be! Don walks you through every step. I had my iPad propped up next to my sewing machine during the process and just did what Don did.

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