Leather Tooled Purse (Pt. 1) // In My Studio

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DAY ONE of a two day leather project. I love dusting off my sewing awl and waxed thread for the occasional leather tooling opportunity. I fell completely in love with a bag online yesterday and realized that I had all the tools and knowledge to make it -- so I am! Sadly, this bag is using up the last bit of leather from my full hide, but this will give me the opportunity to get a neutral toned one next! 

Margot, my sweet cat helped out as usual. I'll post the finished product tomorrow, once my hand stop cramping. 

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Chelsea Spear is an art director and editorial producer in Portland, Oregon.