HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: LEATHER BAGS (PLUS ETSY GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!)

Handmade leather bags & purses on Etsy // Closet Core Patterns
Handmade leather bags & purses on Etsy // Closet Core Patterns
Sources above: Row 1 (one, two, three), Row 2 (four, five) , Row 3 (six, seven, eight)

I‘ve never been an “it bag” sort of person. While some of my other fashion-loving friends change their purse as often as I change my mind about what to watch on Netflix, my bag style is pretty low key. I rotate among a small selection of vintage Coach bags, pretty much 365 days a year (camel goes with everything). Lately I’ve been wanting to mix it up, so I started hunting on Etsy for beautiful handmade leather bags and found some gems; while I still gravitate towards simple styles and shapes, I love the effect of metallic and coated leather, and fun details like contrast topstitching, tassels and pretty hardware

Handmade leather bags & purses on Etsy // Closet Core Patterns
Sources above: Row 1 (one, two, three), Row 2 (four, five, six) , Row 3 (seven, eight, nine), Row 4 (ten, eleven, twelve)

If I still had a Christmas list, all of these would be on it, although I am keen to start making my own bags this year. I am even considering designing a pattern for my dream satchel, but in the meantime, handmade artisan bags from small businesses are not a bad compromise.

In celebration of the upcoming holidays and starting your own Christmas list, Etsy is generously donating a $50 gift card to one lucky winner. To enter, fill in the Rafflecopter form below and tell me in the comments section about your bag style: purse hoarder? Coach collector? Random grocery tote carrier? I’ll randomly pick a winner next week!
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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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