I found this leather backpack in a secondhand shop. I'd like to have a backpack, but this one was made in such a peculiar way, it would have been useless to me. I couldn't leave this piece of strong leather alone, so I took it home with me.
Unfortunately I don't have a sewing machine that could bite into leather, so I had a shoe mender to fix it.
It turned out pretty OK. But just one note to myself regarding similar projects in future: next time I trust an older man to do work like that I'm gonna mark spots (with a marker or something) where stuff must be cut or sewn into place.
So, I had the handles removed and put in a different place, also a lining added.
What do you think?