Leather Envelope!

Before the holidays, I completed the Beginners Session of the Leather Workshop at Amblard Leather Atelier with this 8.5″ x 5.5″ (21.5 x 14 cm) leather envelope project. Combining both smooth and grain leather in contrasting colors – black and mauve with matching purple yarn – we learned how to craft Bea Amblard’s ingenious way of sizing the perfect gusset.

The 12-week Intermediate Session starts this Saturday after a month off and I am anxious to get back into my latest obsession! Moreover, I have already started the next project – a wallet with zipper coin pouch and credit card slots – so the dream TOTE is almost within my grasp (after another project – a clutch)! 😉

If you are interested in Bea and her daughter, Amelie’s work, visit April in Paris – American Made Luxury with Paris Flair!

We were given an opportunity to design the flap – I of-course went with asymmetry!

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Splash of purple on the inside!

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This shows the wonderful gusset!

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Two more projects to the TOTE! 😀

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