my good friend norah really gets the credit for my infatuation with leather. she was the original inspiration for this tote bag and this tote bag was the original inspiration for my leather infatuation (inspiration from pinterest: leather tote). this project was only difficult because of the lining. i haven’t done a lot with linings and sometimes my brain just doesn’t want to clearly visualize how two pieces of fabric need to be sewn together in order to create the image in my head. i end up doing a lot of trial and error which takes a good bit of patience (or a lack of perfectionism). no matter what the outcome, i always learn something. in the end i think this turned out pretty well. it is probably worth noting that when working with leather be sure you have an abundant supply of needles around. i’ve broken more than i can count – even the leather specific ones.