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Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

We had spoken about the bag way back before we had even found the suitable jacket for the bag. The brief was a pewter leather, I had trawled the online sales site, …

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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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My First Vlog About AlyBond

My First Vlog About AlyBond

My first vlog about AlyBond

Welcome to my first vlog. I would describe my business AlyBond as ‘Up-cycling’ , I use materials from clothing, furniture industry and lorry inner tubes. My supplies come from various online marketplaces, vintage fairs, …

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The ‘C’ word again

The ‘C’ word again

 

The ‘C’ Word again

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12″ Leather Christmas stockings

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Large leather blouson

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Hanging Christmas tree decs

I just love to get strange (sorry Linda) requests, perhaps I should say unusual requests. I’m always up for a challenge and this …

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Paul Smith inspired Upcycled Leather Disc Necklace

Paul Smith inspired Upcycled Leather Disc Necklace

Inspired by the Paul Smith shirts I use to line my upcycled leather bags I set about ways to totally use my scraps from my jackets and coats and I have amassed quite an embarrassing amount stacking up, I …

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Clutches Clutches Clutches

Clutches Clutches Clutches

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chesterfield sofa leather

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chesterfield sofa leather

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lorry inner tubes rubber and leather lapel

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lorry inner tubes rubber and leather lapel

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soft distressed leather tactile and cuddly

Been having some fun sorting through every collar and cuff saved from all …

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FERN-Large Slouchy Hobo

FERN-Large Slouchy Hobo

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Butter soft hobo made from vintage 1970’s Harvey Nichols Jacket

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Gorgeous Paul Smith cotton shirt used for lining hobo

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Big useable upcycled leather hobo from Harvey Nichols Jacket

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Original buttons from the sleeve cuffs

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17′ High x 18′ Wide

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Joe Upright Messenger from Vintage Blue Leather Jacket

Joe Upright Messenger from Vintage Blue Leather Jacket

The second Saturday at my Spitalfields stall I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jo and her cute daughter Hannah. Jo stood for a while looking at my samples of Upcycled leather bags and looked thoughtful, she began to …

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LUCY – Large Olive Green Hobo

LUCY – Large Olive Green Hobo

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HENRY and TRISH Holdalls Holdalls Holdalls

HENRY and TRISH Holdalls Holdalls Holdalls

IMG_4092Having always made large hand luggage size holdalls i though I won;d try something different. Inspired by the Cath Kidston oil cloth holdall I set about making a holdall more elegant and suitable for a lady to use for …

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The LUCY Hobo is back and needs a new home !!

The LUCY Hobo is back and needs a new home !!

photo 5-1photo 1-1When I first started out this is the style of bag I first made and someone actually loved it enough to buy it from me. I was chuffed and very flattered. It was because of that first sale that …

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Large Distressed Leather HENRY Messenger Laptop Overnight Whatever you want Bag

Large Distressed Leather HENRY Messenger Laptop Overnight Whatever you want Bag

Happy Christmas to you all, what a busy few months its been. I have almost forgotten how to blog its been so long. (actually I don’t think I have actually ever known how to blogI just kind of ramble)…

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Pencil Cases and Purses from Scrap

Pencil Cases and Purses from Scrap

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Large Handbag Tidy Purse, Pencil Case, Coin Purse

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Leather Pencil Case

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Mini Coin Purse

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Coin Purse And Matching Pencil Case

IMG_2538I have been getting quite concerned about the amount of leather I am collecting (Crazy Horder), not the leather …

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Large HENRY Messenger Bag with Crombie Coat and Abercrombie Shirts

Large HENRY Messenger Bag with Crombie Coat and Abercrombie Shirts

This large Messenger bag with Crombie coat and Abercrombie shirts was a real honour for me to make. The lady had dropped in the Pop Up in Stafford and was a little emotional reading my literature from another customer …

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1970’s Leather Trench revival Hobo

1970’s Leather Trench revival Hobo

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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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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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Boxy Recycled Leather Bag Inspired From Prada Shoulder Bag

Boxy Recycled Leather Bag Inspired From Prada Shoulder Bag

It is always great to catch up with a friend from way back that I’d not heard from for many years , (well not quite the truth as we did text Happy Birthday to each other every December). We …

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