Woven Leather Bags by Naoko Minowa

I love crafts of all kinds but my favorites are always quick projects that can be done with limited time! That’s not to say that I don’t try the larger projects, I guess I’m just more of an instant gratification kind of a girl!

I’ve been wanting to work with leather for a while now but I haven’t found the project to get me pumped. Until this book…

Not only are there projects of every size but this is the perfect book for those looking to give handmade gifts this year. With guided step-by-step instructions, you’ll be weaving leather together to make beautiful bags, portfolio cases, wallets and more!

Thank you to Netgalley and Naoko Minowa for this ARC!


All you need are strips of leather or suede and a few simple materials and you’ll be weaving gorgeous purses, pouches, bags, and wallets. No prior leather working experience required! Step-by-step illustrated instructions walk you through how to create each piece. There are 17 projects with endless variations, plus a chapter on how to take what you’ve learned to create your own designs.. These bags are fun and easy to make, sure to be admired and appreciated wherever you go!

Naoko Minowa opened Studio A Week, a hand-weaving and vegetable dyeing shop, school, and gallery, in Japan in 2011. She introduced finger weaving to provide her students with an unintimidating way to learn weaving, and later wrote the book Finger Weaving Scarves & Wraps to share her techniques with a wider audience. She is the author of many books and chairperson of the Japan Senshoku (Dyeing) Association.

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