Handbag: Nope, I don’t make them

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

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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.

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

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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:

      Chris,
      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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