CraftsHow to Make a Vintage Leather Satchel Project

How to Make a Vintage Leather Satchel Project

This step by step tutorial of how to make a vintage leather satchel project is a beautiful craft that creates a family heirloom to use and past to the next family member.

How to Make a Vintage Leather Satchel Project

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Satchels are convenience holding devices used by both men and women. They have become very popular as handbags in the present day, but they could come at a very high price sometimes. Which makes a DIY homemade leather satchel a fantastic option when it comes to saving some money and developing a new skill. The vintage leather satchel project highlighted here will require several supplies (which will be listed in the article). After gathering these materials, there are several options to choose from in terms of the style of bag.


~ vegetable tanned natural leather 2.5mm

~ vegetable tanned natural leather 2mm

~ hardware: snaps, magnetic snaps, D-rings, handle hardware, buckles x3, rivets, handbag brass feet x8, swivel hooks and basically whatever you are planning to use on your case. Also double cup brass rivets and tubular brass rivets. You can use copper rivets, they are very strong and will hold your bag for the rest of your life but keep in mind they will oxidise. If this is not the effect you want use brass rivets instead.

~ round punch, oval punch, oblong punch

The internal dimensions for the project will measure approximately 42cm x 31cm x 12cm. It is a great option for artists, graphic, and digital designers, as well as for students who have many books and other items. The bag will accommodate any item you need to carry daily to work or for other activities. It is also ideal for use when traveling as you can carry all the necessary materials due to its vast and roomy shape.

Most of the supplies required to complete this DIY project are easy to get and some may already be in your home. However, if purchasing is required, you can get them separately or as comprehensive kits. With the right tools, design, start work on your DIY leather satchel project.

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Melissa Francis
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Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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