December 11, 2010

tell me anything you want, any lie will do

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//after looking at leather totes for a long time, after never finding the perfect size or colour or price, I decided to make one myself. 
finding the leather wasn't easy, neither was sewing the thick leather with a normal household sewing machine. 
anyway, here's how my bag turned out. I'm very happy. 
the leather is slightly too soft for this purpose though, so if I ever attempted to make a sturdy leather tote again I would have to go for a waxy, sturdy leather instead of this one. 
needless to say, they didn't have that where I bought my leather, but whatever. 
tiny, insignificant details. 
all that matters is that it looks good, is made by me and fits everything I need. and has a spacious side pocket with a zipper.
what do you think?

7 comments:

  1. this is the perfect leather tote! great blog!

    finally hatachi

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  2. td, naomi, thankyou so much!

    onlycoolcats, it's about 38x45 cm, so large enough to fit an A3 size drawing block and a decent pile of books and papers in addition:-)

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  3. wow greaaat DIY! I made a full leather tote before using a cheap as >$50 sewing machine from KMART lol fun times! maybe if you use thicker leather you'll have to hand stitch it instead?

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  4. denise, haha, maybe kmart sewing machines are just fine for a thin leather. I tried hand stitching but it was too hard, even with a leather needle. I ended up only stitching the lining by hand, with everything else I struggled and ended up using the machine...

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  5. Looks good to me. I'm getting to that point too where I need a large day bag and can't find what I'm looking for. I might make my own too.

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