Sunday, February 3, 2013

My best recycle ever

So, I made a leather backpack from .......drum roll old couch!   Yep, my old couch.

We had this leather couch that was beyond donating. Everything about this couch was worn out, torn or in some other state of disrepair. Everything that is except for the back of the couch.  Now the back was in great shape, and all I saw was a large piece of leather.  Before we got rid of the couch I took my razor blade knife and cut the entire back off, figuring I would use it for something someday.

I was able to stitch it all on my regular sewing machine and a large (16) needle.   Fabric was used for the binding because I didn't know how else to finish the edges, and I like how it looks.  I am so pleased with this project, and I am so excited to share it with you.   This backpack makes my day extra super sparkly.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it,


  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT!!!! Well done!

  2. The backpack is awesome! Very clever of you to recycle the leather that way. And I love the fabric binding. It's so Esther!

  3. That is sooooo clever. I would never have thought of doing that. It looks great.



  4. Hi Esther, it's Kim from Road. I love, love, love your bag. It came out great. How fun to see the final product after hearing you talk about it. And it has a great story.

  5. That's amazing! And by far the best up cycling I've ever seen!

  6. Makes me smile. What a fun story!