I decided to use leather because I really wanted a leather bag. I bought a leather jacket from the thrift store and cut out as much as possible. I did have to cut through some of the previous details, but I like the look of the added random details. Luckily, I had some gorgeous turquoise herringbone fabric on hand that I'd been hoarding for the perfect project. This was definitely the perfect project for it. I also used some iron-on vinyl for some of the herringbone fabric, but I don't love it.
Now let me tell you about the leather. For some reason I didn't think through how thick the leather would be when layered together. I got to the point where I hated everything because I struggled so much with the thick layers. It did work out and I learned a LOT about leather, but I would NOT recommend sewing this pattern with leather unless you have lots of leather experience.
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