Monday, April 24, 2017

New Design: Zip Pouches

Handmade from repurposed garments and/or leather jackets.  These work great as cosmetic pouches or to hold all the smaller items within your daily tote. Available in fabric or leather.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Activist Totes

New Product: Activist Totes!  
Handmade, Upcycled Canvas and Leather Totes - perfect to promote the activist spirit within you!  Carry this tote on your daily errands and boost your causes with personalized messages.
 Activist Totes by Uptown Redesigns

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recycling an American Legend: Transforming a Harley Davidson Leather Jacket into Upcycled Leather Handbags

Upcycling an American Classic into new handbags by Uptown Redesigns

Have an outdated leather coat you don't wear anymore?  Here's a quick recap of Uptown Redesigns' most recent custom transformation project. Have a look, and maybe you'll be ready to part with your beloved old coat after reading this!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Vintage Burnt Orange Suede Upcycled Totes

Loving this thick burnt orange suede!  Was lucky enough to come across two different vintage coats with similar suede.  Hope to find more!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Motorcycle Gear Transformed into Leather Fringe Handbags

Custom orders are always so special to me, and this one was no exception.

A few months ago, I was carrying one of my own fringe designs around town and was approached by a woman that also has an affinity for fringe.  That tends to happens lot - we fringe-lovers spot one another pretty quickly! 

She started to tell me about her own fringe garments, and described an old pair of custom made leather pants and some funky leather fringe chaps sitting in the back of her closet.  She does not ride motorcycles anymore, but she still holds on to these leather garments - not sure what exactly to do with them but quite certain she will never wear them again.  After a quick conversation about what I do at Uptown Redesigns, a new custom order was launched.  She sent me "before" photos of her garments, and we got started with new design ideas.