Handbag: Nope, I don’t make them

Leather work took a detour this morning. No, I didn’t make the bag.


I have an unfortunate handbag addiction. This is one of my bags that is the perfect size for Morgan’s new computer so I’m loaning/giving it to her. I didn’t like the fact that the top was completely open though because I don’t want that brand new computer to fall out.


These are the pieces for the closing strap I’m adding to the bag.


Same handbag, but now it closes on top! OK, I’m going back to building boots now.

About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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2 Responses to Handbag: Nope, I don’t make them

  1. Chris Hanner says:

    That’s a nice bag, especially with the matching addition! I make bags but so far only out of designer fabrics. I purchased some deerskin leather to add to the bottom of my fabric bags, but it’s quite supple and hard to skive and therefore stitch. Is there a type of leather that you’d recommend I used instead of garment leather? Thanks for any advice you may give.

    • customboots says:

      I’m the wrong person to ask since I don’t make handbags, but you might try kangaroo lining from Charles Hardtke. I love the kangaroo lining for all sorts of small projects. It’s thin and light weight and it skives beautifully.

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