Thursday, April 5, 2012
black leather bag
My new leather bag is finished finallly! It took me a long time to make it from the beginning to the end (I was working on it just here and there), but totally it was quite simple and quick to make. I made it out of an old leather coat from my friend (he bought it for me in a second hand shop in Hamburg and I gave him my graphics print in exchange :D). To tell the truth, I´m not sure what to think about it. The bag looks kind of brutal, and I nearly destroyed my sewing machine when making it, I think. I broke my leather needle, but I´m done with sewing leather I guess! Anyway, I plan to wear it. It´s not elegant, but I never aspired to be "elegant", really. It´ s practical (lots of pockets), big and sturdy. I´m not going to apply for a job wearing this bag, so it should be ok...? I don´t really know :). My thoughts when completing the bag were "I should save my money and buy a new, nice bag", haha. Well, I´m certainly going to give this bag a chance. My beige leather bag I made earlier is falling into pieces anyway... sadly. Maybe some nice brooch would save this black one? Let me know what you think :). My inspiration for the bag were Shannon South´s remade bags and rennes´Market tote bags.