January 11, 2010

What Do You Get When You Cross...

an old leather jacket with a crazy, middle-aged lady?

It's as if I've been possessed. I just finished this one which was created totally from an old, fairly disgusting leather coat I picked up in a thrift shop. I cut out as much leather as possible, leaving me rather pleased with the huge pile of booty!

Anywho, I decided to make a crossbody messenger bag. This girl is ridiculously giddy about making these things.

Hubby will be happy when this phase passes. Daughter, not so much.

Please, excuse the quality of the photos.


I overlapped odd pieces of leather and then covered up the sorry machine stitching with blanket stitching from needlepoint wool I already had on hand. The rings are from another bag I picked up at Goodwill and the clasp is a matching button.


I lined the sucker with this kind of purply embroidered fabric.


This is what it looks like completely opened.


The inside, with two very necessary pockets for keys, Burt's Bees, and cell. Don't look too closely at the machine stitching. Blah. But I absolutely love it. It'll be going with me back, yes BACK to Virginia this weekend as I head up to petsit/housesit. Another story for another day.


  1. That is awesome!!! Way to go!

  2. very cool! you are very talented!

  3. I can make my own clothes but never will I be able to make a bag.. and making it so well!

  4. that is fab - you are too clever - best le


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