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Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Today I am working on repurposing atan mens jacket to hobo. These commissions are ultimately my most favourite especially if the jacket is outdated it is super satisfying giving it a brand new …

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Large Tan Tote from Batwinged Jacket

Large Tan Tote from Batwinged Jacket

Ever wondered if you can use that old 1980’s coat again?

So the jacket was sourced ready to make a large tan tote. Bat-winged leather jackets are always was favourite to fashion into bags, loads of extra leather in …

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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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Donated Jacket

Donated Jacket

Donated Jacket

I am blessed that I periodically get sent a donated jacket from people that are not necessarily wanting anything back for it. This particular one was from a Facebook friend. I promised when it was no longer …

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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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Up-cycling Corduroy Hacking Jacket to Hobo

Up-cycling Corduroy Hacking Jacket to Hobo

These particular projects are by far my most favourite of all. It is always an honour being sent a lost loved ones possessions, Corduroy Hacking Jacket asked to transform them into something special a hobo and purses. It gives …

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Hubby’s Versace Leather transformed into fab new work bag for wife’s birthday

Hubby’s Versace Leather transformed into fab new work bag for wife’s birthday

I was truly impressed with this lovely man that approached me to make a bag for his wife birthday present as a surprise for her, he turned up with his old versace jacket and a lovely shirt to add …

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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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Recycled Bag from Lorry Inner Tube Rubber

Recycled Bag from Lorry Inner Tube Rubber

The tyre is a non-biodegradable material due to the fact that the rubber that composes tires (polybutadiene, or C4H8), has a chemical structure that is alien to microorganisms that usually degrade materials.

Upcycling it into something special removes it …

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FATHERS DAY June 15th COMING UP – Upcycled Leather Card Holders / Wallet

FATHERS DAY June 15th COMING UP – Upcycled Leather Card Holders / Wallet

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Recent interview for Chesterfield Sofas

Recent interview for Chesterfield Sofas

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Q.You’ve managed to make a full-time business of making leather bags. But tell us, how did the idea first come about?

A.After making one for myself and getting lots of comments about it from friends and mums on the …

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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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Spitalfields Market London E1

Spitalfields Market London E1

I know I’m lucky to be working from home and doing exactly what I love, upcycling leather coats and jackets into bags but I can’t hide away in my sewing hubb forever wallowing in my pleasure. How will anyone …

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HENRY – Rugged Vintage brown Jacket to Messenger Bag

HENRY – Rugged Vintage brown Jacket to Messenger Bag

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Silk Scarf destined to line the Upcycled HENRY Messenger

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Silk scarf cut out and ready to line HENRY Messenger

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HENRY messenger pieces cut out ready to reconstruct as Bag

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Finished HENRY Messenger ready for the birthday Girl Ella Pennock

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LUCY – Large Olive Green Hobo

LUCY – Large Olive Green Hobo

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LUKE – Cool Rucksack / Across Body

LUKE – Cool Rucksack / Across Body

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Coin Purses

Coin Purses

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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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The Little Emporium-JoJos Interiors and BeautyInc Penkridge Now Open

The Little Emporium-JoJos Interiors and BeautyInc Penkridge Now Open

The beautiful Little Emporium is now open for business. JoJos Interiors and BeautyInc. Here they both are on opening day yesterday Sept 14th 2013.jojos4.stories Just thought I would add The Little Emporium JoJo’sInterors and BeautyInc pictures and a …

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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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