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Repurposing Old Leather Sofas into a range of Luxury Bags and Accessories. The sofas are collected, stripped, cleaned and conditioned to utilise the leather. They are at least 15/20 years of age and are very much at the "End of their Life", broken, ripped, dirty and generally abused. For any other fabric this would be the end of it, but for leather this is just he beginning of its story, as with a lot of hard work and effort the leather begins to live again, to shine, to glisten and the wear and tear, the damage that he has received, just becomes 'Life Marks' and rewards you with completely unique pieces that trust me no-one else has.

Sofa Leather XBody Forest Green


This leather is soft and has had a long life, therefore it is marked and showing a life of wear and tear.
Each bag is slightly different and where possible we have kept the original seams but just restitched them in a neutral thread as contrast so the bag although is old, is infact new and should last a lifetime.

6 in stock


Made from old leather sofa’s this style is super popular and its origins lie in the Original Hobo bag from the 60’s.

Because I deal in waste I can’t always guarantee I have a lot or even big pieces of hide to use, so I had to adapt the design to suit my circumstances and the Xbody was born.
Then strap is attached with a Lobster clasp and Ring. Where possible the strap is over 50″ and is on an adjuster this allows you to wear summer or winter and fits most body shapes.
The bags are lined and interlined and have an internal zipped pocket.
There is a magnetic clasp to fasten

My name is Lisa and I started sewing in 2019 when I had the idea that after changing the curtains in my lounge I’d have a go at making luggage.  😂😂😂
I’ve failed to inform you that I can’t read a pattern and my dressmaking skills are pretty much zilch but undeterred I give it a go, failing miserably to start with I persevere and start with a shopper which has evolved into a Tote and a Hobo bag that has evolved into my Xbody.
The luggage finally came in 2023 so I did actually reach my goal 😆   Today I am the owner of a small global business with a team of 4 Outworkers – these just aren’t any 4 randoms these are my good friends.
I am super lucky to have some very talented people in my life, so when this journey started to take off, I reached out and some of  my friends  threw me the lifeline of help and assistance that not only kept me breathing but allowed to continue to grow and develop my little sewing hobby into a proper Big Girl Business.
Together we are a Team and together we are just getting better and better  

Shipping Policy

We use Royal Mail 24hr Tracked for all UK deliveries. We aim to have your order processed within 2 working days

Return Policy

Here at NB we want you to love your bag, and in so we do try hard to explain and describe any life marks that the product may have. But we also understand that sometimes the photos don’t show the true colours or the life marks are different in real life. At this point I need to remind you that the materials that we use are used, unwanted and destined for the bin, so therefore they didn’t reach us in perfect condition and whilst we endeavour to create beauty it was indeed from waste. Our refund and returns policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange To be eligible for a return, Please reach out and contact me first, just so that I can locate your sale. Your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging, or similar. You will receive the purchase price of your bag and not the postage. Refunds Once your return is received and inspected, I will contact you to advise receipt and advise the amount being paid back to you and how. Exchanges You are absolutely welcome to exchange your bag either in person or via the post. Shipping returns To return your product, you should mail your product to: New Baginnings. 20 The Hollow. Dilton Marsh. Wiltshire. BA13 4BU You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary. If you are returning more expensive items, you may consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. Faulty or Damaged Goods If the product that you have purchased has not reached you in the same condition that it was sent or that a fault was overlooked on packing then please contact me and allow me to rectify the situation. If the product breaks then again please contact me and where possible I will repair for you FOC – we do not save from waste to create waste!

Shipping costs

Shipping from United Kingdom (UK)
Within United Kingdom (UK) Free
Outside United Kingdom (UK) £25.00

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