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Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

I have a fair few hundred bags under my belt now but always wanted to have a go at repurposing an old Harley Davidson jacket into a cool weekend bag. I’d looked out for …

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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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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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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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HENRY – Messenger from Versace Jacket

HENRY – Messenger from Versace Jacket

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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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1960’s Leather and Suede Skirts into 2 EVIE Hobos

1960’s Leather and Suede Skirts into 2 EVIE Hobos

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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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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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Red Leather Slouchy FERN Hobo 1960’s Retro Coat

Red Leather Slouchy FERN Hobo 1960’s Retro Coat

This 1960’s leather coat I used for this particular red slouchy hobo bag was completely unique with its gold buckles across the front. The leather had amazing softness but together rugged and thick.IMG_2756I am thinking possibly from the …

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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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Upcycled Butter Soft Jacket into Slouchy FERN Hobo Bag

Upcycled Butter Soft Jacket into Slouchy FERN Hobo Bag

This particular coat was beautifully soft and unusual with the contrasting piping and stripes, I hoped I could keep the piping and stripes with the slouchy hobo bag chosen to add feature to the bag.IMG_6272A gorgeous Dolce & …

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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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Cobolt Blue Leather Coat transformed into Sling Strap Backpack Handbag

Cobolt Blue Leather Coat transformed into Sling Strap Backpack Handbag

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cobolt blue leather

Always an absolute honour for me to have a returning customer and for her to ask for something out of the ordinary from the browns and blacks. The request was for a cobolt blue leather triangular …

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