Making Leather Purses & Totes

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Aug 1, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects. The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; even novices can easily make each bag. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, plus images of the finished items, provide guidance on working with this supple and durable material. Discover a variety of ways to tool, brand, punch, cut, stitch, glue, and embellish leather, and see how to add hardware, such as clasps and latches. Anyone would proudly show off the fringed Cell Phone Bag, Suede Hip Purse, and Alligator Grain Cowhide Handbag.   A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
 

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Contents

Table of Contents
10
Construction Techniques
24
Purse Tote Projects
30
Beach Tote Flower Key Ring 32 Suede Hip Purse
74
Drawstring Handbag or Backpack 39 AlligatorGrained Handbag
83
Cigar Box Purse 52 LeatherTrimmed Travel Tote
98
Red Velvet Suede Tote 58 Dragonfly Garden Seed Pouch
104
Cell Phone Pouch 66 Branded Leather Purse
116
Beaded Eyeglass Pendant 70 Rustic Rabbit Fur Ba9
122
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