Added Jan 8, 2011
I made two of these for Christmas gifts (out of the same material). One was for my sister-in-law as she just had a baby and I thought it would make a good baby bag for her when she doesn’t want to carry around a typical baby bag. Turns out I was right, and she absolutely loved it and used it practically right away! The second was for my very good friend, as she is rarely home and always carries tons of stuff with her, and now she can do it in style! I haven’t given it to her yet, but I’m sure she will love it!
This bag was extremely easy to make, and could easily be whipped up in a matter of hours. The most difficult part was pinning through the leather, but I managed to make it through with minimally sore fingers.
I love this bag so much, I just might make one for myself too :P
I got a tip from another burda member who made this bag and used a leather skirt she found at a thrift store. I think that is probably the most economical way to go!
Up-cycled leather, heavy cotton shell, cotton lining
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