My First Bag From Leather School

I had been shoe shopping before I began  class at leather school and picked up these little beauties…

patent bow sling backs
I absolutely LOVE this shoe shop in Florence! Their selection is amazing and the people extremely helpful. (Angiolo Benigni – Calzoleria “La Fiorentina”)
patent bow bag front
I just had to have a bag to match, so I made this little over the shoulder bag. The bow comes off so I can add other accents and wear with more than one pair of patent shoes. Genius!?
patent bow bag inside
The light colored interior has a zippered pocket.


Black Leather Piped Teal & Pistachio Vinyl Tote

This was an experiment with piping.  I love the color combination, but had trouble sewing this on my Consew so used my regular sewing machine.

teal grn blk tote front
The front and back are the same. I used a magnetic snap on the matching black leather tab closure.
teal grn blk tote side
Side view of that fun shade of green.
teal grn blk tote inside
A light colored interior makes it easier to see your stuff. The split patch pocket is perfect for your cell phone and keys.

Two-tone Vinyl Handled Purse with Detachable Strap

I made this little bag to match two different pairs of shoes.  The perfect addition to that spring or summer outfit.

2 tone bag handles up
Carrying options are the padded soft handles or a store-bought detachable strap.
2 tone bottom
SIlver colored metal feet help keep the bottom dirt free.

2 tone top & inside view

A tab closure & magnetic strap plus a zip closure center pocket are features of this up-cycled drapery lining interior.

Zebra Print & Pink Vinyl Tote

This bag was done on my regular sewing machine – fun gift for a family member.  I knew so little about construction at the time; the bugger had a short life…not sure I will try again as no two bags are alike!

zebra & pink vinyl tote

The silver metal hardware was just the right accent for this open tote large enough to carry a laptop or tablet.

inside zebra & pink tote

Roomy interior with up-cycled drapery lining, 2 zipped pockets, 1 patch pocket & attached key hook.