A very retro leather saddle bag

VintageSaddleBagHi All!

I wasn’t at all certain this post would be welcome here because this baby is not a garment but an accessory! Anywho here goes, hope you all still find it interesting and inspiring!

This gorgeous retro-inspired bicycle saddle bag was not actually made by me… but by my ridiculously clever husband! I just had to share it with vintage lovers and since this is where I share my vintage makes I thought it would be the place.

I’m so very proud and awed by my vintage bike mad, non-sewing, non-leatherworking hubby who conceived of the idea, created the design from scratch (including drafting the pattern), sourced the leather and hardware, dyed and finished the leather himself, and then sewed it completely by hand. The man’s talents are limitless.

The part I like about it the best? That I could easily see it tweaked to make an amazing 70′s style shoulder bag with long strap… I may have already put an order in! If you’d like to see more feel free to pop over to my blog to check out the deets.

• Meet the Author • SewJillian


A bit of a sewer, a bit of a raveller, occasionally unravelled. Ultimately I make stuff... often retro/vintage. Let's be friends!


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9 comments… add one

  • Lovely project. Your husbands quite the talented chap. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like hours with a leather awl : )

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  • Very nice. I can’t believe it is hand-sewn.

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  • Very cool! It looks like it’s sitting on a cool vintage bike, too.

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  • That is awesome!! I really think I need one for my early ’70s Suburban ;) Really nice job!

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  • He did a beautiful job! looks so professional and the color goes so nicely with the bike!

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  • It’s beautiful! Don’t go riding in the rain or through any puddles!

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  • That is a gorgeous, gorgeous thing and I can see why you’re so proud! Thanks for sharing.

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  • That’s beautiful. I’d make sure to keep that man! :)

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