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Hand stitched leather bag: making my very own!

Posted on October 01, 2014 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

I spent the day making a hand stitched handbag!

 

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Posted in brown, hand made, leather, tote

Feature: clutches

Posted on July 29, 2013 by Rachel Kwei | 0 comments

I've come across a few interesting clutches lately and while I'm not often in the market for a clutch they are always handy to have so this week I thought I'd share these.

The first is from London-based brand Lost Property of London who take salvaged fabrics and materials and turns them into accessories for a second life. Not only great for the eco-conscious but they look good too. I really like their Beeby clutch which is made from salvaged coffee sack and leather.


Lost Property of London Beeby clutch bag
Beeby clutch from Lost Property of London       

Materials + Process produces handmade goods and leather accessories designed and crafted in San Francisco. I've had my eye on the Georgia clutch for some time now and love the practical, in-built pockets helping you carry some cash, cards and your mobile in an organised way.

Materials + Process Georgia clutch handbag
Materials + Process Georgia clutch                 
Materials + Process Georgia clutch handbag
 
 
Nancybird is a Melbourne-based designer known for her vintage-style designs and combination of leather and textile prints. The Ziggy clutch, shown here in charcoal, has a detachable wrist strap with three interior pockets, one of which is zipped.
 
Nancybird Ziggy clutch handbag
Nancybird Ziggy clutch                             
Nancybird Ziggy clutch handbag
 


This bag made by Misoui is technically a small bag as the name 'Small Purse' suggests, but, it has a detachable strap so I think it would make a great clutch. I'm a bit taken with the pockets - one exterior pocket which is super handy for quick access, to things like your Oyster card, and another interior pocket. Saves the inevitable rummaging around you will do, even with a bag of this size! All Misoui products are made by hand.


Misoui small purse handbag
Small purse from Misoui                                


Last but certainly not least are the extensive range of clutches from Clare Vivier (click here for an earlierDiscover: Clare Vivier post). There are so many colour combinations and types of leather to choose from. My personal favourite is the Foldover clutch in blush snake.
Clare Vivier foldover clutch handbag
Blush snake Foldover Clutch from Clare Vivier    

Posted in Beeby clutch, Clare Vivier, clutch, Feature, Foldover clutch, Georgia clutch, hand made, Lost Property of London, Materials + Process, Misoui, Nancybird, salvaged fabric, small purse, Ziggy clutch