Pictures of handmade leather handbags that I have designed and been custom building for over 45 years. Back in the 1970's these pictures were used to make a small catalog. Like everything that I make, they are all truly handmade - without the use of electricity.
The bags below have evolved since these pictures were taken. More recent variations of them can be seen on my purses and handbags page. I have learned to make them more suitable to more people. The zippers on the smaller ones are long enough to fit a checkbook into. I now gather seams on the bottoms of the two designs on the left - to give them more room.
A leather portfolio, belt pouch, and a shaving kit - or what I call a 'zip kit' because it can be used for so much more than shaving.
I like to empty my pockets into one of these zip/shaving kits when I'm on the road. I have some friends that use them for insulin kits.
The portfolios I make in various sizes. Most of them being legal size - larger than the one shown here.
braided leather goods designed and built years ago