I’ve been thinking of making a full-time backpack for some time–and here is the first one. It is made from the loveliest black pebbly leather which had a former life as a large man’s winter jacket. I like to look for a long time at the pieces of leather once I have the garment cut apart and let it direct the design. I used the top of the sleeve to make the wonky zippered pocket on the front and the rest fell into place. Inside it is lined with bright red cotton and has three pockets, a birdbrain canvas zip and slip and a leather phone pocket. It has adjustable straps which are thick enough to be comfortable even if the bag is full. High quality hardware including a European zipper adds to the simple elegance of the bag.
12″ wide, 11.5″ tall and 3.5 ” deep.
It looks great! Great design!
Thanks for your comments. I’ll be making more backpacks soon.