Upcycled Biker Jacket Holdall
What an absolute delight this one was to make. I had sadly lost contact with this friend a long time ago … 10 years to be precise, I had never given up looking for her. It was as if she had completely disappeared, I missed her all the years I hadn’t seen her and wondered what life she had now all these years on. I had no idea her name change through marriage and had come to dead end. Over the past years I had received so many different replies from people with the same name saying they didn’t know me and I must have the wrong person…….I was losing heart. Eventually we found each other by chance through networking site Linkedin I couldn’t believe I had actually located her. I was so chuffed to see her pretty smiley face in her profile pic. She was exactly as I remembered her and hadn’t aged one bit. I messaged her and was delighted when she replied. After a little chat we met up and it was just like old times chatting and catching up. A lot had changed in both our lives since we last saw each other. We both had 2 children each now and the clubbing days we shared in the 90’s were well and truly distant but great memories. I am truly so happy to have found her and hope we don’t lose touch again.
Now the matter of this bag. My newly found old friend asked if I would make an upcycled biker jacket holdall out of her partners jacket. It was proper heavy tough leather with hard elbow pads. It took quite a bit of deconstruction and all time I was cutting it up I was nervous and hoped he wouldn’t mind that his jacket had been lovingly cut to pieces. The bag was to be a kept a secret it was to be a Christmas present for him.
Oh well there was definitely no going back now.
My friend had also given me his cool blue shirt which he had accidentally ripped on the front very recently to line the biker
holdall and it was ready to be cut up too. I used upcycled BMW seat belt for the straps.They seemed to fit it with the ruggedness of the biker jacket. Sadlery offcuts are always part of my bags for handle ends, its tough leather that stands the test of time. It all came together beautifully and I eagerly waited over Christmas for his approval of his bag. The story ends happily ever after. I used upcycled BMW seat
belt for the straps.They seemed to fit it with the ruggedness of the biker jacket. Sadlery offcuts are always part of my bags for handle ends, its tough leather that stands the test of time. It all came together beautifully and I eagerly waited over Christmas for his approval of his bag. The story ends happily ever after.