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


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. 


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