Lasered Geometric Leather Tote

Designed this geometric tote all laser cut and hand-stitched. Cutting the 8-9 oz leather was the hardest part. Luckily there is a lot of information on this forum. I found some settings that worked. Still had to tweak them though becuase the leather shoulders I used are 8-9oz. Depending on if it’s an 8oz or 9 oz piece being cut changes the settings slightly.
Speed had to be varied between 160 and 170 depending on thickness., full power and .1 focus height.
This is a great beginner project with very little tools or hardware needed. Edges skived then 4 pieces sewn together and 8 rivets added to hold the handles on.
Pattern is available in my Etsy shop - Profesora Leather.



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Wow, that’s gorgeous!

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Love it!

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That’s a lot of stitching, hope your fingers are doing okay!

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That’s beautiful. Very nice!!!

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Terrific work! Great design!

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Actually this bag doesn’t require that much stitching AND the GF makes all the holes! It’s more like lacing than anything else.

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Wow, nice work!

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Schweet!

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Wow! I have no more words!

Right, I’ve been doing a lot of leather projects myself and also have been using my GF to make the holes, but my holes are just large enough for the needle to pass through. I prefer not being able to see the holes as much as the thread, so thicker thread and smaller holes means my fingers are developing calluses :sweat_smile:

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that looks terrific!

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Great bag!!

This is a TheraFlow foot massager. I highly recommend it for your hands. Hand sewing leather can make your hands and fingers very sore.

Sit in bed, place a pillow on your lap , put massager on pillow and massage both hands at once.

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You’re a much better person than I! I hate struggling with sewing so I make my holes a little bigger. No calluses here!

That is one gorgeous bag! I love the cut pattern.

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Where do you plug it in? :grin:

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That is amazing looking. Did you make the handles too? Is that 7-8 oz leather?

Thanks! Yes, I made the handles too. The bag is 8-9oz leather and the handles are made from 3-4oz leather.

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Very nice

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Ohhhh, that’s just gorgeous! You could line it with colorful silk and make a handbag out of it.

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