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More Leatherwork, Making Beer Coozies From Wrecked Pannier Bags

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 Tags: leathermakingmotorcycle

With COVID happening, group motorcycle rides is one of the only things I get out for. You’re outside and most of the time, in your helmet. They’re pretty safe. Until there’s an accident.

A fellow rider thought we were going thru an intersection on red because some new guys maneuvered to block traffic. Well, our group doesn’t do that, never has, so I stopped. And I got rear-ended.

So I had these bangged up leather pannier bags and thought I’d repurpose them. I figured I could make beer coozies as this year’s family present.

Here’s how the first one turned out.

First coozie handleFirst coozie emblem

Here’s the second. It’s slightly improved. I like the handle on this better.

Second coozieSecond coozie handle

I did a third I forgot to photograph.

Family seem to dig them. I wasn’t too happy with them. I mean, I don’t think I’d ever try and sell something like this. Too much work and I’m still refining my skills.