Sunday, October 17, 2010

purse - handmade, leather & freeform

I like the uncut, unhemmed flap. I need to decide on a closure. I left the purse unlined. I wanted a soft slouchy look. and I got it. :) This was with my own "pattern".

If I ever make another, I'll use thicker leather, make the flap longer and buy a larger piece of leather to begin with. But I do like it. I decided against a conventional closure and to use weight instead. I finished by adding more leather to the flap and a river stone. And lastly, I shortened the strap by about six inches.

added leather & stone button

"pattern" & leather purse front

purse side purse hanging

(flash in some pics by mistake)

edited to add another image and explain finishing touches.


just a minute