September 27, 2012

leather applique

Ages ago I picked up a bunch of leather remnants and now with the cooler nights I've been in the sewing room tackling the pile.

This black piece didn't photo too well, it's not as shiny as it appears.

It's a string bag worn like a back pack.

A big pocket inside with a leather flap and a key ring.

Drawstring closure makes it easy for quick opening and closing.

The string attaches to the bag through a metal loop tab.

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More applique

and a big pocket.

 I can't wait to start using this bag. 
The only problem is the handle is not attached yet.
I designed the pattern but did not make a fabric sample.  
Attaching the handle is not going to be as easy as I thought.


McIrish Annie said...

What kind of machine are you using to sew the leather? I love the bag. You are soo creative!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

oh my gosh Kathy I am LOVING that brown bag - I knew you were going to turn that leather into something fabulous!

Sherri D said...

Do you think it HAS to be leather to make such projects? I am just curious because of course, even at a thrift shop, pleather is cheaper than real leather.

Debbie Wendt said...

Excellent! Love what you have done!