Staci from Crafty Staci shortened a long leather coat to make a snappy little jacket. Then, she used the pieces of leather she cut off of the bottom to make a matching bag. The red leather is gorgeous enough on its own, so no need for a complicated shape. She uses oversized metal grommets to attach a webbing strap. The clever strap design can be worn two ways – shown here, it’s a pair of straps that can be worn on the shoulder. Or, pull one side up and it becomes a long single strap that can be worn cross body. It’s fully lined, with a zippered pocket on the inside. Want to see how she made it? Go to her blog for the tutorial.
[photo from Crafty Staci]
By Anne Weaver