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Topic: Weasleys' Leather Bag  (Read 1269 times)
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« on: August 23, 2010 10:44:58 AM »

I made this bag for a wizard mommy in the Harry Potter swap. She loves Fred and George and also loves having a bag to carry her mommy supplies. The bag is reconned from a thrift store leather jacket (cleaned and then torn apart and re-lined). I picked this jacket out because it looked kind of scaly, like reptile skin. The original idea came from the hilarious dragon-skin jackets that Fred and George wear in the book. It has a logo for the Weasleys' joke shop on the outside.

I basically kept the largest part of the jacket as it was and then added on other scraps to make the shape. It's not completely even or square, but I love the haphazard nature of the Burrow and figured that this bag would fit that aesthetic. I had this fabulous purple fabric that looked completely wizardy to me that I made one of the "W"s and the straps out of. The yellow material is felt. The inside is lined with yellow cotton and I kept the original zipper from the jacket--no need to sew a new one on!

It was fun to make and a bit of an experiment. Luckily I went and got denim/leather needles before I started so the whole thing was a lot less frustrating to me and less destructive to my machine! It turned out pretty big too, so hopefully there is plenty of room for my partner's mom stuff Smiley

Closeup of the front detail:

I handstitched the "W"s on but everything else was by machine.
Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: August 23, 2010 10:46:13 AM by hgddm » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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