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I think this jacket looks better in it's reincarnation as a purse, than it ever did as an 80's batwinged number!

It had certainly seen a lot of love though, and the challenge was salvaging enough leather to make this lovely bag. One side is the original back of the jacket with top-stitching, and the other I pieced together zigzag edged sections then top-stitched with a double stitch. The result is a gorgeous statement piece that will definitely add punch to your outfit.

The details:
❣ medium weight up-cycled cobalt blue leather jacket reinforced with stabilizer for strength and structure
❣ pretty mauve floral genuine Japanese cotton lining features one zippered pocket and one divided (2 sections) patch pocket edged with leather piping
❣ the strap is attached with brass chicago screws
❣ 10 inch brass colored zipper with leather zipper pull
❣ comfortable 2 2/16 inch wide strap that tappers to 1 1/2 inches at hand sewn covered rings
❣ measures approx 16w x 11h x 2.5d inches, 21 1/2 inches from shoulder to base when hanging. Depth is 2.5 inches at base but tappers towards strap
❣ shoulder to base when hanging is approximately 23 inches
❣ comes with a swing tag featuring photo of original jacket

All my lovely bags are made personally by me and I love creating them. They are all one of a kind made from up-cycled leather jackets, all with different personalities and features. No two are the same. As such the re-purposed fabric and leather may have some flaws that are reminders of their past lives, but this, and features such as old stitching lines on some items, are part of their vintage charm.

This item ships from Australia.
Items are shipped internationally with Australia Post registered airmail, and by registered post within Australia.
International customers be aware that I declare the purchase price on the customs documents and while there are not usually customs charges, if there are, they are payable by the buyer.

Recycled Vintage Leather Electric Blue Medium Hobo Handbag


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: repurposed leather, metal zipper, cotton lining, polyester cotton, metal chicago screws, woven stabilizer, contact adhesive
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
  • Feedback: 63 reviews
  • Favorited by: 47 people