Can I reshape a leather bag

atlcharm

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I'm almost on the verge of taking it to a thrift shop but I've only had it for a year. It looks like a pile of mush when I set it down - it has no shape left. I guess I prefer firmer leathers. This one is really soft and supple which may explain why it has completely lost its shape. Anything I can do to bring it back to life. Here is what the purse looked like in the beginning.

http://www.endless.com/Elliott-Lucca-Elliot-Catina-Satchel/dp/B001H318L4
 
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I've had the same problem with some of my leather bags. The thing that works best for me is to stuff the bag with crumpled newspaper and leave it in a warm place for a while (maybe the trunk of your car). Also stuffing your structureless bags when not in use should help prevent any creases
 

atlcharm

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I've had the same problem with some of my leather bags. The thing that works best for me is to stuff the bag with crumpled newspaper and leave it in a warm place for a while (maybe the trunk of your car). Also stuffing your structureless bags when not in use should help prevent any creases
Thank you JealousGuy. I'm going to try that!
 

mockinglee

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If you want to give the bag some structure there are bag shapers and organizers that you can use inside to give it some support. Do a search here for bag shaper/purse to go/purseket, etc.
 

runner22

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I agree with mockinglee. I have a purse to go that I use in one of my hobos that was a little too slouchy. It give it structure and really organizes my stuff!