I have bought so many thrifted leather coats with intentions of making them into handbags. And today I started my first one using this pattern from IndygoJunction. I have made this pattern before for a commission in stone washed denim. I used an old pair of jeans to make the shell and some denim fabric for the lining. Did you know stone washed denim is making a comeback? Who'd a thought?
Turned out really nice so I got the idea to use it for a leather bag. A few adjustments will be a light ruching instead of the elastic and I want to add rings on the handles as well. I have it all cut and the outer shell sewn but I need to buy the lining and make the handles? Not sure about making the handles. I may buy those as well.
That is my current project. Still working on the scrappy quilt little by little. I am also looking for smaller leather projects to work on.
I have started a new group on Facebook for all artisans and those who love us.
I have nine members so far in the last three days!! I'm excited. I will be hosting projects, challenges, contests, events, and giveaways!! If you want to be inspired or if you want to see what others are making, please join!!