Repurposed Leather Bag

repruposed leather bag diy

I made a bag using the old leather I cleaned in this post. It was pretty hard to make it, the leather is really thick and my sewing machine too weak. I had to hand stitch almost everything, but I still think it turned out OK, it looks a little rough and boho and I like that look. Perfect for summer!

pieces of leather bag laid out

seams back side

The zipper is from the same jacket as the leather.


handles not attached

patched handles

inside bag no lining

Made the bottom sturdy by using an old plastic document holder. Hah!

document holder

bag bottom outside

The lining is also old, probably from the 60’s. I got it from my grandmother years ago.

lining in bag inside

leather bag top

close up of handles

close up again


Repurposed Leather Bag — 3 Comments

  1. Love it! I’ve been saving a bit of leather left over from a sofa the dog ate most of. It should make a very nice, similar bag! Many thanks for the idea!

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