On Saturday night we were going to go to a concert to see A Perfect Circle, so I wanted to get a small bag finished up to carry my phone and wallet. I had been meaning to make something like this for awhile now, and am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I made this pretty quickly…a little over two hours. I started out with a pattern I had made previously for the main body, and then added the expander pieces and top pocket.
This is made from two different lambskin leathers, with some places using a woven iron on interfacing. Lambskin is pretty flimsy when it comes to leather, so a few places I doubled it up.
I used black suede on the underside of the front flap and along the edges to give the pockets more room.
The strap is a woven strapping that I had laying around. I keep straps that get unused, so I can used the hardware and/or just the strap itself. This is adjustable, so I could also put it on my waist if I wanted. I used it as more of a cross body bag that night, and it is small and unobtrusive.
The front clasp keeps coming undone, so I need to figure out something for that. It also shifts to the side a bit and the opening is too floppy, so I think I will tack the pocket down near the top of the opening. That should be fun since it is all put together now.
Edit: I figured out what was wrong with the clasp…the top piece was upside down. I pulled the rivets apart with a pliars and took it apart to move it around. It works great now!
I am thinking of making another and doing a tutorial on it. We’ll see when I get that done!