The past couple of days I have been making bags from my collection of leather jackets and skirts. I love the wonderful texture of leather and the array of colours you can find. Yesterday I visited all the thrift stores in Belleville, and bought 8 pairs of leather pants! A record. I’m not sure what they will become. The last photo is my first attempt at a shopping tote. It worked out ok, but I have some ideas for the next one.
I have been adding more and more leather to my hooked bags. The leather is either recycled or a remnant piece. The black leather is from a pair of biker pants I found in a thrift store in Montreal. The red and butterscotch are remnant pieces. The bags are lined in canvas with my bird screen printed on the pocket and in the case of the butterscotch bag, letter-pressed on the bottom.