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Refashion Leatherjacket into Leatherbag

Added Jan 29, 2012

by juleken

Hamburg, Germany






The other day a friend of mine gave me two bags of old clothes for the flea market. Of cause I had to take a look inside and there I found it. A hidious 80s leatherjacket with huge shoulderpads and a weird lining with a huntsman motive. But with a beautiful soft, brown leather. I fell in love with it and knew I wouldn´t sell it but make something out of it. Of cause a bag was the obvious solution. The jacket had a beautiful pleat on the back which had a bright brown facing. It was asking to be transformed into a pleated bag. I also blogged about the bag here.

Material Notes

Thrifted or old Leatherjacket, Notions, Zipper, Magnetic Snap




Garment Type

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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.50 AMby samandsky

    Nicely Done.

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    Jan 30, 2012, 09.25 PMby nookie

    looks amazing

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    Jan 30, 2012, 06.50 PMby Julia Morley

    wonderful! Really nice job!

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    Jan 30, 2012, 05.08 PMby unahowe

    Very Cool, Awesome. Thanks you for sharing..

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.05 PMby claudinka

    Wow, what a transformation!!!

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.03 PMby juleken

    Thank you very much for your kind comments! I must say I´m pretty proud of this bag, therefore it is very nice to see that others like it too! :)

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    Jan 30, 2012, 02.56 AMby schnui

    Great bag!! Well done.

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.51 AMby jenny walker


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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.43 AMby smallone

    oh my I live this upcycle….you are soo clever the way you incorporated that back vent into the bag….no one would ever know this was previously a jacket…great work!!!!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 11.11 PMby janul

    Impressive! I´m making a bag out of an old leather jacket too, but it won´t be as nice as yours I think :)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 11.08 PMby peaches2218

    Much better than the original. Great job.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.30 PMby mememe-1

    Very nice! I really like how you used the pleat from the jacket :)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.25 PMby mixtlii

    Wow, so classy! Good job!

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