Thursday, July 21, 2011

Saddle Bags

My leather-working kick has not worn off yet. The feel of supple skin and the challenge of the medium combine with the sweet smell of hide. Today I made a side bag that can be attached to a belt or similar costume piece. All the sewing was done by hand, with each hole punched by hand awl.
Some vintage strap stays from a bag of old notions grace the front. I left it otherwise unadorned so that it can be used equally with steampunk, fantasy and everyday garb. I may however devise a system of interchangeable accessories to give it more flair. I could make a pair and feel even more like a pack mule...
It's nice to have a small break from my usual sewing from time to time!

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