Minimalist Leather Messenger Bag

I challenged myself to design the biggest leather bag I could without using the Pro Passthrough. I came up with this minimalist messenger bag with very little hardware. It will fit up to most 15.6 in laptops. It’s pretty straight forward to make. The hardest part, I think, was inverting after I sewed it inside out!




Pattern is available.

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Wow! Looks great!

What kind of leather did you use (weight, pre-finish, etc.)? Finish?

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I used 3-4 oz veg-tanned leather from Tandy and I dyed it using the method described by Creative Awl in this video:


except I din’t use the masking tape. I don’t have the patience to wait 24 hours before getting started on the leather!
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Any trouble with charred edges on the cuts?

And: thanks for the video link.

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Not really. I clean the char off with a damp microfiber cloth. Veg-tanned leather is the cleanest/easiest to cut in the laser.

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That is a very classy looking bag. I love its simplicity.

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Nice work - design is great!

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I haven’t attempted to do anything like this but your bag is so inspiring! Eventually I want to do soething like this!

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You should! I get so much pleasure from creating something and being able to tell people I made this!

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That came out super nice.

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This is freaking awesome, thank you for showing.
:heart:

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So pretty! Great work! The GF and Leather…so nice together!

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The bag is beautifully made, well done!

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Lovely job

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Looks perfect. Beautiful bag!

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“I made it” is the most rewarding answer to be able to give to “cool! where did you get that?”

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