Picture of Shoe leather coin purse
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

Picture of 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....
bakdrft10 months ago

Great Idea!

MrsBleezzy1 year ago

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.

RingoWild2 years ago
That is amazing! I can't believe you managed to collect that much leather from a pair of shoes! GREAT JOB!!
grooooovy5 years ago
So adorable. When I saw the picture, I thought, "indian halloween costume"
romanreb5 years ago

kaatryn7 years ago
This little bag is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
joey25426677 years ago
were you talking about the robin hodd from bbc? if not it's awesome! not like those stupid cartoon ones!
chu117 years ago
_ to tiny
well done =)
w00ty327 years ago
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 perfect pocket sized item, great job!