Simple Leather Tote Bag

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    Carly DeGraeve

    Leather is incredibly durable and classically appealing.  A well made leather bag will last years and still look great. This leather tote bag is surpr
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  • #15394 Reply

    Samantha Baldwin

    Great looking project.

  • #15395 Reply


    Love the simple look of it! Thanks a lot for the thorough tutorial!

  • #15396 Reply


    Very nice. What’s the cloth tape for?

    • #17482 Reply

      Carly DeGraeve

      Hi Zach, The cloth tape is to stabilize the seam. It reduces how much the seam could stretch over time.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. It inspired me to get tools for this project.

    Where do you buy your leather? I’m having trouble finding a good source.


    • #17486 Reply

      Carly DeGraeve

      I purchase a lot of my leather from higher end fabric stores or large fabric warehouses in the United States (not sure how things are outside the US). Some fabric store chains in the US have small pieces of leather for sale that work for wallets and small bags. A quick online search for “leather hides” brought up many places where you can purchase leather online. Stores that specialize in upholstery fabrics may also carry leather.

  • #17565 Reply


    Is there any way I can get the pattern that you used?

  • #19866 Reply

    Al Terego

    I like your thoroughness, I would like to have a zippered top and a lining with divisions– any way you could upgrade your design to include a top zipper and at least a basic lining? Thanks.

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    ecommerce website design

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely bag here. Liked it a lot.

  • #21664 Reply


    thank you for the tutorial! may I ask for the dimensions you used? :)

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  • #21910 Reply

    Beck Brown

    WOW this tote is just what I am looking to make!
    I would love the pattern or any info you can give me!
    Warm regards,Beck

  • #22573 Reply


    Beautiful bag, Carly. Thank you for sharing. Which measurements did you used for the bag? I really love the proportion!

  • #22653 Reply


    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to turn everyone on to a great leather supplier out of NYC. They are called District Leathers. Their website is and they are super friendly and helpful. They carry all types of leather that you can take out right from their showroom on 263 West 38th St. (15th floor) in NYC. No appointment necessary.

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