|Before - 3 colors of suede|
|Before - beautiful, soft teal leather|
|Before - a basic black leather|
As you can see, there was enough leather here to do more than one bag, so I crafted two: a larger travel tote with pockets, and a smaller every-day tote. Sometimes 3 wrongs do make a right... Or maybe 2 "rights" in this case!
|After - 2 bags from 3 different coats!|
|The smaller everyday tote|
|The larger tote - with exterior pockets (from the suede coat)|
And here are the interiors - made of colorful repurposed upholstery remnants and a bit of canvas from a US army tent. And, of course, the all-important "Uptown Redesigns - Handmade in New Orleans" labels.
And - here's the best part for me - the happy client finally receiving her newly upcycled bags! Phew!! Always a relief to see this smiling face!
Another success story!! Yay for upcycling!!!
Upcycled Bags Handmade in New Orleans