SADDLE-STITCHED HANDBAG

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Bag'n-telle

Dimensions: approximately 10″ high / 12″ wide / 4″ deep with a 20″ [51 cm] pivoting strap handle and zippered opening. [25.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 1 cm]

Construction Method: Cut edge finish – the edges are not skived or turned over; the full thickness of the material used is retained and its edges are usually stained and polished. Keep the styling simple in design as all the construction is done by hand.

Material Used:cowhide leather

You will need:

  • 1 pair of metal square loop brackets, 1” dia. [25 mm]
  • 1 metal closed zipper, 16” long [41 cm]
  • 1 cowhide or garment leather skin, 4-10 oz.
  • 1 spool of waxed linen thread
  • 2 harness needles
  • Leather punch or awl
  • Leather polish
  • Beeswax or clear paraffin
  • Fine-grade emery paper
  • X-acto knife
  • Kraft paper

Design Tip:Match the colour and surface finish…

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