Repurposing Old Leather Sofas into Luxury Bags. 

We collect, strip, clean and condition the sofas to yield the leather.
Most sofas give you approx 4kg of useable leather. 

You’ve got to appreciate that each piece is approx 15yrs in age, has lived a hard life and when they come into us they very much are at End of Life, broken, ripped, dirty and generally abused.

But for leather this is when it’s coming into its own, it’s aged used and abused and with a bit of care and attention will come back to life and give you the most beautiful rewards. 

We have a collection of Bags to choose from the SlingBag which is an alternative to a bumbag or fanny pack all the way up to a FlightBag which was designed to be cabin approved but please check with your flight operator for their measurements. 

For the leather that is unusable we send them to Claire who not only is my friend but an incredibly talented artist and by using specialist leather paints she creates jaw dropping pieces of wearable art.

These designs can be commissioned - message me for details

Sofa Tote


A beautiful collection of bags made from a very used old leather sofa. Full of life marks showing a life once lived and a unique charm that only life can give. We call them Life Marks.
Each one is completely unique as depending on where that part of the leather was on the sofa will be different to the next.

5 in stock

Ships From: United Kingdom (UK)

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Waste is beautiful
This stunning collection of bags are made from an old leather sofa.

The sofas come in to us at the end of life, they’ve been used, loved and share a life once lived.
The bags are lined and interlined with an internal zipped pocket. There is a zip panel at the top to secure the bag even further.

These are designed to fit snuggly on the should or to be carried in the hand, each one unique and beautiful.

Measurements are approx: 13” high, 18” wide and 4” deep.
Waste material used as the lining.

Additional information

Weight .750 kg
Dimensions 46 × 10 × 31 cm

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 2024 so I did actually reach my goal 😆 


Today I am the owner of a small global business with a team of 6 – these just aren’t any 6, these are my friends.

I am super lucky to have some very talented friends, so when this journey started to take off, I reached out and some of  my friends  threw me a 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.

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.

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) £5.00
Outside United Kingdom (UK) £25.00

National Shipping Details

Minimum shipping charge per order £5.00
Free shipping if the order spend is over £1,000.00

International Shipping Details

Minimum shipping charge per order £25.00
Free shipping if the order spend is over £1,000.00