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Anderson Leather Braiding
since 1972

David C. Anderson
1814 5th St. NE
Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601
Telephone: (218) 751-0445
dave@andersonleather.com
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andlea@paulbunyan.net
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handmade leather handbags custom made using braided leather including a braided leather strap and large brass zippers.
pictures of several handmade leather handbags designed and built by Dave Anderson - Anderson Leather Braiding
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handmade leather shoulder bags braided
Here are pictures of the handmade leather shoulder bags that I custom build using braided leather construction. These bags are quite popular and I have now designed it in three sizes - all shown in the picture and thumbnails above. The measurements are about as follows.

Large -    13" wide by 8" high by 5"
Medium - 11.5" wide by 7" high by 4.5"
Small -     10" wide by 6" high by 4'

Notice that the straps are all different sizes as well.
The longest is 44" long and is often for wearing over ones head/shoulder.
The shortest is 20" long and mainly worn over ones forearm.
The middle length one is 32" long and the standard length that I use for many of the styles that I build.


I feel like I should caution folks about the size of the large bag with this narrow strap. If one needs to carry this bag for a long time it could become sore on your shoulder. I have not figured out a way to use a wider strap on this style. One thing I did recently, to help alleviate that, was to use two straps that attached in a different location. There are two pictures of that bag in the 'large' section below.

The large brass YKK #10 zippers used are quite strong and, like the bags, long lasting. The four bottom corners are pleated for dimension. The eight strand braided leather straps can be ordered any length.

  The cost of these basic bags in the three sizes are $190, $210, and $225 respectively. That price is without any applique or pockets on it. Those features need to be discussed for prices.


Most all of the pictures on this page are clickable for larger views.
handmade leather handbags custom made using a braided leather construction method
handmade leather handbags custom made using a braided leather construction method
handmade leather handbags custom made using a braided leather construction method
leather handbags with large brass zippers for closures
handmade leather shoulder bags of braided leather including a braided leather strap and large brass zippers.
custom made leather handbags braided
handmade leather handbags braided
leather handbags custom and handmade
hand made leather handbag
handcrafted shoulder bags custom made using braided leather including an eight strand strap and large brass zippers.
purses and handbags home page of Anderson Leather Braiding in Bemidji, Minnesota USA
handmade leather handbag with a Zia design applique
These are a smaller versions of the other bags on this page. Click on the pictures for larger views of them.
handbags and purses using a braided leather construction of non-toxic American made leather
These smallest bags also have the pleats on the bottom corners and the large brass zippers that I use on most all of my work. As with all my bags - I will make the strap on it any length one wants. The cost of one this size would be $190.00. Click on the images for larger views.
handmade and custom leather handbags and purses made in the USA
small leather shoulder bag with a long braided strap
Check out these links to other braided leather goods that I have made and read my guest book to see what others have said about the things they have purchased from me.
soft leather purses and handbags
Dear Dave,
I have been truly enjoying my new purse for these past couple of weeks.  Let me say that the workmanship, craftsmanship, and attention to detail is incredible.  I am so happy that I took the chance and ordered from you.  Your numerous e-mails explaining minute details and your willingness to accommodate my needs of an extra pocket on the Sennit bag, insures that this is a perfect purse for me.
My experience in ordering from you has been a pleasant one, and I will definitely be ordering from you again.  Mark me as a very satisfied customer and know that I have been giving out your web site address to the many individuals who have asked about my beautiful bag.  Clear Skies, Barb
This bag was built with my two darkest brown tones - Brown and Mahogany
high quality shoulder bags with long braided straps and large brass zippers
two tone brown leather shoulder bag with a braided leather strap
a side view of the three different sizes of this bag
a view of the three bags along side some familiar cans.
the three sizes with a ruler for help sizing them.
These four pictures show these bags' features.
This two-toned leather (Mahogany and Rust) one has a pocket on one side that is divided - another pocket could be put on the inside of this bag using the same braiding as this outside pocket. Either of these pockets could be divided or not. Folks should specify how long they would like the fringe/tassels to be. I suggest they go long - it's nice fringe. On the ends of this braided strap they are near 12" long.
The largest size of these braided leather bags that I've designed.
Some of them are done with short tassels on the ends of the braided leather strap.
The medium size versions of these braided leather bags.
Here are the smaller versions of this design/style shoulder bag.
Here is one with two straps attached in a different location. It also has a pocket on each side of it - one of them divided into two pockets.
These two pictures on the left are of the same medium size bag.
handmade and custom leather handbags and purses made in the USA
handmade and custom leather handbags and purses made in the USA
handmade and custom leather handbags and purses made in the USA
custom and handmade leather shoulder bag
Pictured in the two pictures below are three different bags - all in the medium size.
This nice two tone medium bag has my tri-loop applique on one side and a single large pocket on the other side. Straps can be ordered any length one would like.
These three pictures are of the same two medium sized sennit bags. I think they went to a mother and daughter. Both have divided outside pockets ...whose location can be duplicated on the inside ... divided or not.
These two pictures are of the same bag - opposite sides.
Here is a good picture to show some of the eight pleats forming this bag. Click it to see the larger image.
handmade and custom leather handbags and purses made in the USA