Leather Satchel!

Added Dec 12, 2010

by Emma (Cotter...

Ireland, Ireland

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Description

I wanted a satchel but I couldn’t find one that was a design I liked, a colour I liked and that was real leather too so I decided to make one! First I made a mock-up of the bag in paper so I could see what size I was going to make it. Then I disassembled the pieces and used them as a template to cut the leather. This bag is lined in leopard satin. It took about 18 hours to make. This bag is 100% leather and my own design.

Material Notes

100% leather, solid brass rivets, 3 solid brass buckles, solid brass “D” rings and thread.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Classic, Geek, Military, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Leather/Fur

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    Sep 19, 2012, 10.33 AMby belira

    Great job with the bag! It looks really sturdy. Could you write a tutorial with the pattern, please?

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    Dec 14, 2010, 02.43 PMby qerran

    I’d like to make one… To my mind, leather is to much expansive in France…

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    Dec 14, 2010, 02.16 PMby janul

    wow, very impressive! how did you make the straps? is it a single piece of leather or two pieces sewn together? (if that makes sense…)

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      Dec 14, 2010, 02.34 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

      Hello! The strap is made from 2 pieces of leather sewn together to make it stronger.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 07.52 PMby sclundy

    Wow. Love it! Did you use a regular sewing machine?

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      Dec 13, 2010, 09.13 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

      Hello, yes I used my regular sewing machine. The leather is soft so it was easy to work with.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.11 PMby flynnflynn

    Nice job! This is really impressive.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.35 PMby lizah

    wow, great job! Impressive!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 08.28 AMby zaarissima

    wow! I am excited! great work!!!!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 06.35 AMby klara17

    so rad.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.28 AMby joycexi

    That is one beautiful work! I planning to make a backpack/satchel bag and there’s just not enough pattern around to make one. I think I’ll get a bag and make a mock pattern out of it like what you did. Great job!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.14 AMby sewobsessed

    Oh this is most impressive! Great job!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.36 PMby lili123

    I am very impress by your work. It looks so nice and well done. I would like to make a leather bag.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.36 PMby otrotamal

    wow…i love it! great job.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.09 PMby freaky-philomeen

    super trouper! 18 hours work…you’re gonna have it for a lifetime so this is worth it :))) Also the paper model looks perfect!

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