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Before And Afters

Before And Afters

Before And Afters

This is just a small selection of before and afters  made from jackets over the past 12 months.

The majority of my bags are made from my clients own jacket, those are of the most interesting …

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City Suit with memories of a lovely Dad – Macbook Pro and Small Messenger

City Suit with memories of a lovely Dad – Macbook Pro and Small Messenger

After saving their Dads special suit and shirts and flat caps the sisters wanted something special made to remember him, we came up with these functional messenger bags for each of them, with extra memories inside, a shirt each

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ETSY SOLD BAGS

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Small Across Body Tote

Small Across Body Tote

photo 2Hi , Been a while since I added a post, been inundated with orders, no complaints, never been happier,  made a start on this dark beige across body tote some days back but finally finished it this today. I …

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Two JOE Messenger Bags from One Coat

Two JOE Messenger Bags from One Coat

Two small messenger bags from one coat. I’m always up for a challenge and this certainly would be but a bit of juggling should do the trick. Doing a lot of my business through the internet it was always …

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Aline Coat remade into Red Across Body Bag

Aline Coat remade into Red Across Body Bag

Red Retro Aline Coat remade into Red Cross Body Bag-During my recent stint at JoJo’s Emporium pop up shop in The Guildhall Stafford I had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely people that were very supportive of my …

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£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Across Body BETTY Tote Bag

£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Across Body BETTY Tote Bag

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1990’s Tan Trench

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Tan Cross Body Shopping Tote

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Ted Baker Shirt Lining

This was an experiment for my recent show at Shugborough Stafford. I wanted a cross body tote bagwith a few extras. I chose this amazing soft tan …

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Big Roomy MYRA Slouch Across Body Weekender with Superdry Dress Lining

Big Roomy MYRA Slouch Across Body Weekender with Superdry Dress Lining

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Tan HENRY Laptop/Messenger with Ted Baker Lining

Tan HENRY Laptop/Messenger with Ted Baker Lining

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Various One Strap Upcycled Hobos

Various One Strap Upcycled Hobos

I am asked time after time for this one strap hobo, its simple a tardis and can be worn both on one shoulder or as a snug fitting cross body for when you really want to keep your possession …

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Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters – Bauhaus Inspired Man Bag HENRY Messenger

Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters – Bauhaus Inspired Man Bag HENRY Messenger

I’ve always been a fan of Drew Pritchard Salvage Hunters on Discovery / Quest. Drew and his crew make the series compulsive viewing in our house. I had spotted the satchel style bag he uses in his series and …

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My first Etsy shop sale way back, exciting day…the shop works!!

My first Etsy shop sale way back, exciting day…the shop works!!

I had sold a few bags in my new Etsy shop and every sale is exciting. Impressed that someone actually loved my bags as much as I did…. enough to buy them.  I was particularly over the moon to …

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Harrods Leather Coat One Strap LUCY Hobo Bag

Harrods Leather Coat One Strap LUCY Hobo Bag

I hesitated for weeks and weeks about cutting up this particular coat, a stunning Harrods trench coat that was bursting with history, what I loved about this coat was that all down the front button placket were splashes and …

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15″ MacBook Pro Leather HENRY Messenger Bag

15″ MacBook Pro Leather HENRY Messenger Bag

I am asked a lot to make a bag suitably sized for laptops, this particular one is large enough for a 15″ laptop. I’ve made dozens of this style of bag but every single one different. I started out …

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MacBook Pro Distressed HENRY Messenger Leather Bag

MacBook Pro Distressed HENRY Messenger Leather Bag

I love the leather of this amazing long coat. IMG_3419My project was to a make a distressed Messenger leather bag and yes I know it looks like I am making just this style of bag but this one differs …

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Upcycled Off White Across Body Shopping BETTY Tote from Harrods Jacket

Upcycled Off White Across Body Shopping BETTY Tote from Harrods Jacket

IMG_6145 This one started out as a particularly grubby Harrods jacket with amazing stitch detailing to the front but over years of wear had gathered some grime. I set about taking apart all the seams and cleaning all the leather …

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Cath Kidston Lined Cross Body School Book Bag

Cath Kidston Lined Cross Body School Book Bag

The first time I have been asked to make a school book bag, and for my dear friends daughter. The leather book bag for her little girl was a surprise for her 9th Birthday it needed to be tall …

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