Recently I was invited to teach a leather bag making workshop at a local leather shop. There aren’t words adequate enough to describe the joy I behold for this adventure! What is most incredible is that I had decided while on vacation that I wanted to start teaching artists and sewers how to design and create beautiful bags they’d be proud to carry. It is amazing how quickly the desire manifested!
The really neat thing about this project is that it can be made on a domestic sewing machine with the appropriate adjustments and tools. The fanciest requirements are a walking foot and the leather!
So, here is a look at the development of the sample bag I will be using in class. It is a simple leather tote which easily lends itself to many more advanced skills. …next class.
The soft blush pink is really pretty. I am especially proud of the handmade handles. On this bag, the ends are exposed because there are only so many layers a domestic machine can sew through; however, the top stitching and facing application leave a very professional look.