How DO people get decent photos of bags and totes? I find it so difficult!
I’ve sewn the Blogless Anna Genoa Tote quite a few times, but this is the first time that I’ve sewn it in leather. It was prompted by a visit to Leffler Leather in February last year with a group of other sewers.
So much fabulous leather in so many colours, textures and patterns! I chose this metallic brown (rather than purple alligator or similar) and also bought some pre-cut handles of thicker leather.
You can see that I over did things when I hammered the rivets into place, leaving circular marks on the handle leather around them from the anvil edges. Bugger. I was so concerned with ensuring that they were as secure as possible that I didn’t even realise that was happening.
I used a printed barkcloth that I picked up at last year’s Restash for the lining, with a pocket from Japanese linen that I have had in my collection for a little while. This is the smallest of the tote sizes. Sewing the leather was a little challenging; it was thicker than preferred for this project – I’d use thinner and softer leather next time. However, overall I am pleased with the finished product.