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Distressing a leather bag - any tips?

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MESSING2 Fri 15-May-15 12:19:46

I have a lovely, new dark leather satchel-type bag but it just looks too shiny and new.

Is there anything I can do to age it a bit, without totally wrecking it? Google suggests rubbing alcohol on, using sandpaper and whacking it with a baseball bat or perhaps putting it through a wash.

Does anyone have any experience of this they can share?
TIA.

southeastastra Fri 15-May-15 19:03:00

just use it. i can distress a leather bag in one outing. no idea how i do it, it just happens. grin

you could try massaging it a bit, er maybe?

MESSING2 Fri 15-May-15 19:39:10

Yep, using it will do the trick ... grin It normally works for my other stuff. This particular bag seems to be bloody indestructible though. Have beaten it with a rolling pin and put it through a wash, and it looks new shock shock

Pagwatch Fri 15-May-15 19:44:14

Tell it you like your other bags better.

HaloKelly23 Fri 15-May-15 19:48:16

Pagwatch - hahahahahahaha

MESSING2 Fri 15-May-15 23:31:21

Worth a try, pagwatch grin

Pagwatch Sat 16-May-15 09:20:35

That should win some kind of lame/shit joke of the week thing really.

Sorry grin

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 16-May-15 13:37:34

i think you need to give us a link to this indestructible bag!

CointreauVersial Sat 16-May-15 22:25:19

Oh, very good, Pag. grin

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