Making Leather Purses & Totes

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - 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; a novice can easily make each bag, using basic sewing, braiding, and tooling skills. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, as well images of the finished items, provide guidance and inspiration 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 feel proud to show off the fringed Cell Phone Bag, Suede Hip Purse, Alligator Grain Cowhide Handbag, and Travel Tote with Stamp-and-Tooled Personalized Accent. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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Purse Tote Projects
Beach Tote Flower Key Ring 32 Suede Hip Purse
Drawstring Handbag or Backpack 39 AlligatorGrained Handbag
Cigar Box Purse 52 LeatherTrimmed Travel Tote
Red Velvet Suede Tote 58 Dragonfly Garden Seed Pouch
Cell Phone Pouch 66 Branded Leather Purse
Beaded Eyeglass Pendant 70 Rustic Rabbit Fur Ba9

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