Project

Leather Slouch Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I can't believe how much this looks like a real, store bought bag! I used the Chris W Snazzy Slouch pattern and an old leather jacket of my Mums. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Details of my bag are here: http://www.thingsforboys.com/2014/04/my-leather-slouch-bag.html

What you will need

  • Upcycled Leather Jacket

Q&A with things for boys

Don Morin asked:
Excellent re-purposing of leather and I like your selection of hardware.
things for boys answered:
thanks Don. You've put together a great course!
Calandra asked:
I absolutely love this bag. I'm going to pop over and purchase the pattern. Thanks for showing it. Good job!
things for boys answered:
thank you
Cara Michelle asked:
I love how it turned out.
things for boys answered:
thank you
Gregory Hall asked:
Top Job!
things for boys answered:
thank you!
Mary Shaw asked:
What a gorgeous bag. I can't afford to start with new leather for my first try, so I love your idea of repurposing an old item. Maybe I can find a piece like that at Goodwill.
things for boys answered:
Thank you! It's such a cost effective way. I also put the word out with family and friends and have 2 more jackets ready and waiting for a makeover.