When I made this tote I was very much hoping that no one would buy it so I could take it home with me. It is a very simple design made with very special materials. The body of the bag is one piece of shearling & the handles & strap details are made from an actual horse bridle that I found in an antique market. I only had enough shearling to make one. This bag did find a great home though as it was bought by a man to give to his wife for Christmas.
My husband & I found these stainless steel dentist stools through a medical supply shop over 12 years ago. We loved the classic shape & the screw down seats . What we didn’t anticipate was the cold hard seat. We came up with the idea of shearling covers & had them made. The construction was a no brainer- They literally fit snuggly because elastic was sewn around the edge These have lasted a long time & have been used on a daily basis for years. It also really does keep your tush warm!
Over the years I’ve collected many types of winter hats. The one’s above are my favorite. There are wool plaid bucket hats, cashmere caps & shearling with ear flaps. One of my favorite is the title green one that I got for my son when he was just 4 with the fantastic oversized pom pom ….. I make it fit…..
I had enough shearling to make just one of these bags. It was also an experiment since I had never sewn shearling. I was able to get the zipper in on my machine but has to hand sew the side seams. All in all, it ended up being a very simple, cozy looking bag. I may have to dig up some more scraps to make one for myself…..