Embroidered leather bags, different sizes
Material for blue leather bag with canvas trim: (size 32 x 36 cm)
- Leather, 35 x 85 cm
- Lining, 35 x 85 cm for bag and for little inside zipper pocket 20 x 30
- Interfacing, 35 x 85 cm
- 1 Zipper, 40 - 45 cm
- 1 Zipper, 18 cm
- Canvas for 2 pipes, 2 x 60 cm (each 30 cm long)
- Cotton ribbon for pipes, 60 cm
- Canvas for 2 bag handles, 6 x 120 cm (each 2,5 x 60 cm after sewing)
- Canvas for long bag handle, 7 x 140 cm (3 x 140 cm after sewing)
- Pieces of interfacing for bag handles
- 2 Halfrings 3 cm
- 1 Slider 3 cm
- 2 Carabiner hooks
- Snap rivets
Iron on interfacing material on back side of leather. Prepare 2 canvas pipes. Insert the pipes on left and right side of bag and fix them with clips --> foto.
Then sew pipes with pipe foot.
Finish with pipe 10 cm before upper end.
Fold the side seam to the middle line, so that the working piece appears like a triangle.
Then make a seam over the triangle --> foto. (about 3 cm away from lower edge).
Inside the bag: fold the triangle to bottom of the bag and insert a snap rivet. Do same on other side.
Prepare the lining with an inside zipper pocket. For sewing a fast inside zipper pocket follow my post:
Fold the upper edge (2 - 3 cm) to inside, pin the lining and the zipper, then sew it.
Prepare the handles as desired and attach them with a seam, with halfrings. snap rivets and hooks --> foto.
Fix also a loop (could be canvas or leather) with a ring on each side of the bag, use 2 snap rivets for fixing each loop or sew it on --> foto.
If you like put on your own labels.
Material for red bag: (size 25 x 17 cm)
- Leather, 30 x 40 cm
- Interfacing, 30 x 40 cm
- Lining for bag, 26 x 36 cm
- Lining for inside zipper pocket, 20 x 22 cm (I always fold it in the middle --> 20 x 11 cm)
- Cotton ribbon for 4 pipes, 80 cm (2 pipes - 15 cm each and 2 pipes 25 cm each)
- 1 Zipper 25 cm
- 1 Zipper 16 cm
- Chain for bag handle
- 2 Snap rivets
- 2 Rings or Half rings, 1,5 cm
- 2 Oval rings 1,5 cm
- 2 Carabiner hooks
Cut leather 26 x 36 cm. Iron on interfacing material. Prepare 2 leather pipes for sides and 2 longer ones for upper edge. Start with sewing the pipes on the upper edges. If you do not want to see the lining at first when opening the bag you can sew on a small leather piece of about 2 cm width on each side.
For the bag handle you can use the rest of the leather, iron on a piece of interfacing, then prepare it - 1,5 cm wide. Cut two little pieces of about 3 cm which you need for left and right sid for bag handle holder. Thread on the oval ring on each piece, then insert them, one on each side near the upper edge and sew them.
Then follw instructions of blue leather bag.
Finish long bag handle with a piece of chain on each side and a carabiner hook.
The design and instruction are only for private use.