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I do some leathercrafting. Mostly small stuff and hand stitched. I recently started to learn how to sew with a machine. Little things but I've wanted to make a canvas and leather project for quite some time now. I figured it was never going to sew itself so here it is. This is a handy and durable market tote that can be carried by anyone. I mean it's green and brown so that's pretty manly if you need it to be ;) This bag is not lined as it's just meant to be for groceries or produce or whatever. Plus I was more interested in the leather/canvas combo for this project.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Get all your pieces parts and tools together and prepare to create.

Materials needed:

  • 3oz Leather
  • Canvas
  • Rotary cutter
  • Leather needle for sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Leather dye
  • Rivets and rivet tools
  • Contact cement
  • Sewing machine
<p>This is a great idea and obviously, you did a beautiful job ! What type of sewing machine did you use - it looks like a home model but the materials are pretty thick. Thanks.</p>
Thanks for the comment. The machine is a Janome 7330 (magnolia). It handles it pretty good if you go slow at the thicker areas.
<p>Great Bag!</p>
<p>Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make.</p>

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