Hello Refashion Co-op. I had a suede jacket, but I didn't want a suede jacket. I wanted a new bag, purse, pocketbook, handbag.... Whatever you want to call it, I wanted to make one.
I started by cutting out all the lining and padding at the shoulders. There was a lot of padding. The suede was soft and really easy to work with.
I cut off the shoulders and arms. I saved some scrap pieces that I thought I could use for other projects. The body of the jacket will make up my bag.
The top of this picture shows the seam I made at the top of the bag. I folded the raw edge in and stitched it down. I also made holes and used leather cord for the straps.
Here is the front and back of the bag. I left a jacket pocket on the outside of one side of the bag. It has been very useful.
For more details and pictures you can click here. Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.