DIY leather handbag

Due to a lack of a smaller handbag which is easy to use and carry through the clubs of Berlin, I decided to design and make one myself. I used the same treated leather as in my previous project, the leather tote, but this time sewing the body of the bag with machine and rest by hand.

The bag features include an elongated flap, simple button clasp closing mechanism, and a double strap with rustic metal d-rings to attach it to the bag. Though this project demanded good nerves and patience (not generally virtues of mine), I am very pleased with the outcome. In action pictures to follow soon.

Leather handbag: Selfmade

7 thoughts on “DIY leather handbag

  1. Wow. I just stumbled upon your blog searching for guidi bags. Great bag you have there. Nice details. Minimalism has its own character. What leather was used on this bag? Looks like reverse calf to me.

    Btw, where did you acquire the leather? I would like to make a bag similar to this.

    Let me know. Thanks!

  2. Looks fantastic– PLEASE share where you bought the leather, price and model number! Would love to try a tote project myself.

    I wonder if bigger/thicker hardware (i.e. rings) would work on your bag?

    1. I bought the leather from a small store called Muraja Oy in Tampere Finland and unfortunately I dont know any further details about the leather itself. It was wax treated calf leather. You can try to call this place if they could sell it to you internationally.

      I believe not too massive/heavy hardware would work on it since the leather is quite soft…

      Hope you manage to make a cool tote!

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