This is a coin purse I made for the new "golden dollars" .
My 3 year old son was watching "Robin Hood " + Grandpa throwing out old shoes = cool place to stash change.
I really love the feel of the dollar coins and needed something to put them in to keep them from the bottom of my backpack. Watching the movie Robin Hood and seeing the characters run around with sacks of Gold was pretty cool. I had just said to myself that I needed some leather to make a coin purse when Grandpa came up the stairs and said he was getting rid of his old shoes and did I know anyone who could use them....

Step 1: harvesting leather

Using a craft knife, cut away sections of leather by following the shoes seams. The leather is bonded to many layers of material, but once you cut though the top leather layer you can peel it off....
<p>Great Idea!</p>
<p>This is a brilliant idea. Now, my mind is racing with a hundred more ideas to use that old leather jacket I was going to throw away. I love that you used an old pair of shoes. I'm sure I could find an old pair at local Goodwill for just a few dollars. I have shyed away from leather projects because the leather is hard to find and or expensive. Thanks again for opening my eyes.</p>
That is amazing! I can't believe you managed to collect that much leather from a pair of shoes! GREAT JOB!!
So adorable. When I saw the picture, I thought, &quot;indian halloween costume&quot;
ABSOLUTELY&nbsp;WONDERFUL!<br /> <br /> <br />
This little bag is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
were you talking about the robin hodd from bbc? if not it's awesome! not like those stupid cartoon ones!
<sup>_</sup> to tiny<strike></strike><br/>well done =) <br/>
And, you could add a long leather strip around it so it could hang from a shoulder. but that kinda defeats the purpose of pocket sized. eh. cool though. nice recyling
Cool! A <em>perfect</em> pocket sized item, great job!<br/>

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