On a long day of nothingness, my mind started to wander and I realized I had this big Surface To Air bag that I have never used… and quite frankly didn’t really like. I figured I’d have some fun and show you all.
I first started by cutting the center seams, and separating the inside lining. Easy peezy. After separating it, I realized that it was way too wide to handle, so I cut off about 2 inches from each edge. It was easy to keep them centered, because the inside of the bag has two magnetic buttons. Then, I got to sewing.
And there you have it! After cutting off the two inches, I flipping it inside out and started to sew. I was SHOCKED when my sewing machine handled the leather like butter! After flipping it inside out, we have this clutch. Now, I know that my book peaks out of it, and I was thinking of adding a leather flap, but I like the fact that you can see it. Now I can finally buy some Lisa Frank folders… Kidding. I like that I can have things peaking out. Also, it works well without it.
After that, I realized there was a whole bunch of leather left. The bottom bundle of the bag (shown above) was about 5 or 6 pieces leather squares stapled together (Surface To Air Staples their bags?). I took them apart and started on my envelope clutch.
I took three of those squares, and set them up like this: two on top of each other, and one above (the folding part). Sewed it inside-out, flipped it in, sewed the upper corners together, and we have an envelope! It’s an awkward size, but I only realized that because it’s perfect for an iPad and notebooks, which I don’t have… at the moment.
After, I was still interested in having something small, so I made a wallet cover. I’m keeping that metal wallet due to recent news of people scanning your credit card as they walk past you – metal wallets block the scanner. Thank goodness these wallets are thin and not uncomfortable to carry. Anyway, I folded a third of it over to cover the wallet, and took it to the machine.
I now have three new leather goodies: Simple Laptop/Folder Clutch, iPad Leather Envelope, and a Leather Wallet. Thank you Surface to air bag! I even have more leather for later creations.
DIY Surface To Air Bag to Leather Clutches and a Wallet/