SEWING WITH LEATHER! From a pile of leftovers to a handbag.

Last summer while having my stall as usual at the Brunswick Festival in Hove, I was selling a Vintage dress to a lovely woman who just found the perfect one to match a piece of leather she just bought minutes ago…..

That was such an amazing quality of lambskin and I immediatly fell in love with the colour and the cute silver dots. I was lucky enough to be told that there were a pile of these left, for sale , just 2 stalls away from mine, at the stall of my lovely neighbour Jo. I bought all that was left, not knowing for sure what I was gonna do with these. Jo told me she silk printed them herself but couldn t find the time to use them.

I decided to give a go and try to make the perfect sized handbag, with a lot of zippered pockets and a removable padded pouch for my Ipad mini.

Getting a bit of inspiration and measurements from a friend' s bag I pulled out the rotative cutter and looked for the vintage zippers I had in my stash.

It was also the first time I used the very handy hand press machine, so much more efficient than the hammer method.

Making a bag needs a lot of thinking and for me it was a first to do such a sophisticated one, so I made a bit of mistakes, but the result is ok. And I ve got all the pockets and places to tidy my survival kit while travelling.

And, cherry on the cake, I ve got enough leather left to make one or 2 zipper pouch like the one I use for my drawing tools.

 

Next step might be to sew a black quilted lambskin handbag, Chanel style!…..

 

 

NEW: PDF DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE BONES EMBROIDERY PATTERN in my Etsy shop

I have just put some cheap PDF downladable embroidery pattern with the BONES theme in my ETSY SHOP.

for the ones of you who already have got all the threads, fabric and material but would like to make a supercool decoration for HALLOWEEN!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/250878642/pdf-embroidery-pattern-anatomic-hand?ref=pr_shop

KEEP ON STITCHING!