Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lederhosen bag

I made this bag from a vintage deer-leather Bavarian Lederhosen. I cut the Lederhosen in usable parts and sewed them on a beautiful woollen fabric (some dark green and black woodland fabric). The Lederhosen pockets were still functional; so both outer sides of the bag have these pockets, and one side has also the Lederhosen knife pocket. The sides of the bag are from the woollen fabric and have elastic at the top. The lining is made from a dark green Bavarian Dirndl cotton with pink flowers and has a pocket with a pink zipper. The bag closes with two magnets in the upper stiff border. Four thick dark green antler-like buttons on the bottom serve as bag feet. The handles are black artificial leather straps; when you take them double, you can wear the bag as a handbag; when you pull them high, you can wear the bag as a shoulderbag.
I have the feeling that it is a pretty sturdy bag, but I am going to try it out in the coming weeks :)

4 comments:

AToM said...

Very interesting pattern! And also very funky!

immerlight said...

Beautiful bag you made!!!! Love it!

Lucie said...

Fun! I love every thing reused repurposed!

Katerina said...

Great bag.