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leather bags for sale August 24, 2012

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small hand sewn leather handbag, natural suede inside with magnetic clasp. 18x13cm £20 SOLD

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inside showing suede detail and magnetic clasp SOLD

30x24cm stone button handbag SOLD

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Overlapping stone button bag 24x22cm £30

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buckle bag with inside pocket 24x29cm £30

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inside buckle bag

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bag big enough for A4 file, pockets for smaller objects. £30 44x32cm

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inside big bag

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28x27cm £40  SOLD

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strap detail of button/bead bag   SOLD

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hearts bag with inside pocket and magnetic clasp £40 26x26cm

Leave a message on the blog or email me at fjthomas27@gmail.com if you would like to buy a bag. At the moment there is just one of each bag available. Each one is individual and handmade. As I said in the previous blog, I don’t use a pattern so they really are one of a kind!

 

Leather Handbags August 20, 2012

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Over this summer holiday, I have been making more leather handbags. I made my first two years ago after seeing one which I liked in a craft shop. I was pleased with how it turned out and it has worn well. I had a few comments and requests, so this summer I thought that I would do some more.

My original handbag

You need special leather sewing machine needles and a sharp cutter. I have also bought leather needles for hand sewing to add some details and some magnetic metal clasps which snap shut. Each bag is different as I don’t use a pattern but make a bag from the leather shapes.

A small shoulder bag with two buttons.

The small shoulder bag has been hand sewn and measures 18x13cm (7×5 inches). Inside it has the natural suede of the leather.

inside showing the suede contrast and the clasp.

The next two bags are similar, both have a heavy stone pendant covering the clasp.

This bag measures 24x22cm (9.5×9 inches)

This one measures 30×24 cm (12×9.5 inches)

Both bags are simple in style with only the natural leather lining and no pockets. The straps are attached with buttons.

Buttons attach the straps to the handbags

I have four more bags half done. Here is a glimpse to see what’s coming. I hope to have them finished by the end of the summer holidays.