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22 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      1:44
    • 2. Project Overview

      0:49
    • 3. Materials & Tools

      10:13
    • 4. Selecting a Leather Hide

      6:03
    • 5. Setting Up Your Machine

      3:52
    • 6. Sample Stitches

      4:41
    • 7. Creating Templates & Cutting Leather

      8:59
    • 8. Marking The Holes

      5:10
    • 9. Punching The Holes

      2:37
    • 10. Sewing The Bag - Side Seams

      2:56
    • 11. Rolling the Seams

      2:47
    • 12. Optional Top-Stitching

      0:54
    • 13. Sewing The Bag - Base

      2:41
    • 14. Glueing Straps Together

      2:50
    • 15. Attaching Straps to Bag

      2:16
    • 16. Top Stitching the Straps

      2:50
    • 17. Threading the Cord

      1:24
    • 18. Customising Your Bag - Ideas Phase

      4:26
    • 19. Creating a Monogram - Part I

      5:58
    • 20. Creating a Monogram - Part II

      2:06
    • 21. The Tassel

      8:06
    • 22. Congratulations!

      0:43

Project Description

DIY Leather Bucket Bag with Monograms & Tassels Oh My!

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to sew your own leather bucket bag from start to finish. From gathering materials and selecting a hide, to creating the basic template for your bag, cutting the leather and constructing the bag. You will then have the opportunity to personalise your bag with a metallic monogram / leather tassel or both.

The final step...take your bangin’ new bag out to debut in a public public just to hear the sweet sound of ‘where did you buy that!’ again and again. Optional, but highly recommended!

DELIVERABLE

The final deliverable for this assignment is a photo/s of your finished bucket bag. You may like to give your bag the royal treatment in a mock editorial style shoot or grab a friend to take some street-style photos of it on your person.

I’d love for your to share and document your progress along the way! This is both great for morale and a fun way to see the evolution of your own / other student’s bag’s. There are several project checkpoints where you will be invited to upload photos of your work in progress to the class gallery. These are:

  • a photo of your leather / vegan hide
  • a photo of your sample leather stitches shown on scrap of leather
  • a photo of a practice run of your monogram / symbol / text on a scrap of leather
  • a photo/s of your finished bucket bag

TEMPLATE MEASUREMENTS

Template Measurements - DIY Leather Bucket Bag

MATERIALS LIST

A printable check-list of materials is available Materials List DIY - Leather Bucket Bag

RESOURCES

A comprehensive list of links to suppliers & online sources for specialty / leather working materials Sources & Suppliers - DIY Leather Bucket Bag

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