This is my second mini Kelly sewing project. These little bags are such a pleasure to make, and the leather is so nice! The finished bags holds its shape nicely, and the interior is surprisingly roomy for a mini bag. If I can bear to part with it, this bag will make a terrific holiday gift for someone lucky.
I have been a customer of Popsewing for quite a while now and never been disappointed. The leather is of excellent quality, shipping is fast, prices reasonable and customer service friendly and accomodating. So, I have made quite a few bags by now, and love that you can take some artistic liberties with the kits. This is my latest project. An old teddy coat was sacrificied for this project 😁
I love this little bag so much! The outside leather is stamped, similar to Epsom, and the interior is smooth leather. Unlike the name brand version, this mini kelly is sewn in retourne style, which makes for a surprisingly roomy interior with a somewhat billowy structure.
The leather panels are just a little bit stiff. So the bag should hold its structure nicely.
I added a nice silk Twilly I found on Amazon. I think it makes for a good evening bag, and is also suitable for everyday wear if I don’t need to carry large items.
Easy to put the kit together looks good. The experience was enjoyable and I had a lot of fun sewing the bag, though I wish they would have paper instructions.
Super fun bag to make! Beginner friendly with only one part being challenging, but you just have to work slow. I didn’t use the thread that came with the kit as I didn’t like how obvious the color didn’t match the leather. I instead used my own embroidery thread and it was a perfect match. Here are multiple photos of the detailing as it drove me insane not being able to find more pictures as I waited in excitement. Also definitely pay $5.99 for expedited shipping!! PLEASE MAKE THE DIY KIT OR THE READY TO BUY IN A PINK!! 10/10