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DIY upcycled leather tote bag pattern

DIY upcycled leather tote bag pattern

A while back, I made diy upcycled leather tote out of a leather coat. I have been contacted quite a few times over this project, quite a few of my blog followers wanted to make something similar, but the common thread was that the project was a bit complicated for some sewers.

Most people love the idea of turning an old coat into something useful so I decided to make this tote. The design is quite simple but with the addition of the leather makes the bag a total different item, this is a more modern urban bag.

DIY upcycled leather tote bag pattern

Wearing this diy leather tote is a fashion statement!, for most part I don’t follow fashion as I used to, I am getting older and I now know what I like and what I don’t, I don’t need anyone else telling me what is it.

This is the reason I like this tote, it is so practical, fashionable, really good looking and fashion conscious, also who says DIY pieces are not upto the standard of shop bought stuff?, I ruled my life by the moto: “you are as good as what you make”, that goes for everything, food, diy, crocheting, sewing, motherhood, friendships… if you put the effort into it then it better be worth it!

DIY upcycled leather tote bag pattern

When it comes to put things together, I quite like to have fun!, who says you cannot have a lace printed cotton fabric for the lining?
DIY upcycled leather tote bag pattern

This is already my favourite bag! you can see it in this picture but in real live she is on my shoulder!, you can buy the sewing pattern from my Etsy shop and Craftsy shops, I wish I could list it on Ravelry but there was yarn business in the making of this bag! 🙂