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mike6642   

Made this for my daughter for school

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Wow, that will probably last her forever. Great job.

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garypl   

That’s a very nice bag, especially considering you are just starting out working with leather!  What type leather, finish, etc., did you use?  Always nice to share details on your projects so we can learn from each other!

Gary

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Very nice! That must have taken you a while? Nice leather too.

I like the design also, is it your own?

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Good job - I like the design with the back pocket and the central divider

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Yep, as Mutt said...she'll be able to use that for a good long while...probably pass it down to someone as an heirloom piece...can't put a value on something like that. Great craftsmanship!

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mike6642   

The leather was a piece of oil tan , I bought the pattern on line and changed it for zipper pocket and 2 front pockets

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mike6642   

I apologize for just one picture, I erased the other pics, I found this pattern on line ,the pattern came with over 20 some pages and made this bag easy to make, on the back of back is a 3 inch flap with snaps for back pocket. I don't know if am allow to tell where I got pattern,  if you seen my other bag then you can seen how I altered the pattern.

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3 hours ago, mike6642 said:

I don't know if am allow to tell where I got pattern,  if you seen my other bag then you can seen how I altered the pattern.

 

It is no sin telling where you got a pattern from (unless you stole it and that is the sin).  Selling copies of it or otherwise distributing it if copyrighted is. 

Tom

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37 minutes ago, Northmount said:

It is no sin telling where you got a pattern from (unless you stole it and that is the sin).  Selling copies of it or otherwise distributing it if copyrighted is. 

Tom

I’m sure if he paid for the pattern the seller would be happy that he advertised where he got it from to sell to others?

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3 minutes ago, KingsCountyLeather said:

I’m sure if he paid for the pattern the seller would be happy that he advertised where he got it from to sell to others?

100% agree!

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mike6642   

Okay I just didn't want to break any rules I it's attache case by K.E. Hockenberry, and it's 40 pages long and if I can do anyone can, the instructions are awesome, you print out the pattern then tape them together, I then used oak pattern paper to make a real good pattern.the best attache case pattern I found.

http://www.bighousedaddy.com/

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26 minutes ago, mike6642 said:

Okay I just didn't want to break any rules I it's attache case by K.E. Hockenberry, and it's 40 pages long and if I can do anyone can, the instructions are awesome, you print out the pattern then tape them together, I then used oak pattern paper to make a real good pattern.the best attache case pattern I found.

Not a bad looking site. If the instructions are as good as you say, then I think it’s worth paying for the patterns. Thanks.

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I've looked at that pattern several times myself...pondered over whether or not to invest in it or if the plans were worth the $S$ or decent in execution for the asking price...it's nice to see someone else's results...thanks for sharing the fact that you took the chance and that it clearly paid off.

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mike6642   

The pattern,and instructions are great well worth the money, and as I did it's way to change pattern,from zipper pocket to flap, and instead of big front pocket I added 2 small pockets. There is 40 pages of instructions and pattern.

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charon   

Looks really good to me too and I quite like the business satchel as well...

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mike6642   

Thank you the pattern gave you alot of different options,  I made 4 so far and they all are different. 

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