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 Here are some small leather bags that I build using my braided leather construction. Most all of my purses and handbags are made using moccasin cowhide leather that is about 4 ounces thick. I can usually make these bags about any size that someone would like. 
 small leather handbags and purses 
small leather handbags made using braided leather construction
small leather purses made with braided leather construction
purses and hanbags made with braided leather
small leather handbags and purses custom made and handmade with braiding - made in the USA using American made leathers
small leather handbags and purses made with braidwork
 I make many variations of the small leather handbags below in various sizes. Usually they are made large enough to hold a check book. Depending on what the buyer wants, I use either a 4 or 8 strand braid for the shoulder straps that can be made at most any length. 
a small leather shoulder bag with a four strand long braided leather strap
 I've been informally calling all of these bags my 'barrel bags'. Many of them have pockets on each end. Some have handles, others have shoulder straps. Some have different braided appliques. These braided shoulder straps, and the handles, can be made to any length. All of these bags have large brass zippers (#10 YKK). The coca cola can is for size reference.
small braided leather handbag with a zipper and a flap
braided leather handbag
braided leather clutch
 This small leather handbag also has a large brass zipper (#10 YKK) that is covered by a flap that has a roll button closure. It has a pocket on the front under the flap. At the request of the buyer, it has no handle or strap. It is about 9" wide by 6" high, but, can be custom made to any dimensions. Like with this bag, I often make the back piece larger and then gather it to front piece to form more third dimension to the bag. 

 Here are three pictures of the same small bag. 
 The bag on the left is larger than most of the ones I've built. It was purchased to be used on a motorcycle. It's about 12" long with an end diameter of about 6". 
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 andersonleather.com 
 home page 
 
 purses and handbags 
 motorcycle leathers 
 colors of leather 
handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
braided leather vests that are custom and handmade in the USA using American made leathers
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com  
 or my ISP andlea@paulbunyan.net