Repurposed Saddle Bag

Is your well-loved saddle sitting around with not much purpose other than being a token of fond memories? With Calyse, you can have your old saddle transformed into one of these signature handbags for the most special keepsake - and the perfect way to use your saddle again on the daily, just in a whole different way! 

Here's how it works. Choose your preferred style from the descriptions and photos below. With most saddles it is possible to get two, sometimes three bags from one saddle depending on the styles selected. If you are interested in having multiple bags made from your saddle, your "preferred" style will be the one I begin the project with, allowing me to determine whether or not more can be made. We can discuss any personalized details such as repurposing your own bridle / reins for straps, incorporating name plates etc.

FAQ: Some folks have asked if the prices below are the same if you are sending in your saddle. The answer - yes they are, and here's why! All of my pricing for repurposed saddle bags (supplied or not) are made up of only my labor and shop supplies. You are not paying anything towards any leather cost. You also receive the benefit of adding any personalization (like stated above) free of charge! This is an incredibly personal service in terms of having a handbag made and I am here to dedicate extended amounts of time to ensure you receive the very best product and service. 

To set up an order, please start by placing the $50 Deposit. After you have paid the deposit, you can ship your saddle to the Calyse studio. If you are local, we can arrange for a drop-off time. If you are shipping, please include your name and contact info in your box. I recommend using either USPS or UPS to ship your items. Please notify me when you have shipped your saddle.  Get excited! Once your saddle comes in you can expect it to be transformed in 4 weeks! 

Each repurposed saddle bag will have its own unique character from the coloring, the way it has worn, age marks and how it is patch-worked. I'm so happy to be able to provide this service for you and love hearing your background stories about your saddle! Thank you for letting me bring new life to your beloved saddle. Cheers to many more years!



Comes with one interior and one exterior pocket. Top handle and detachable crossbody strap. Magnetic closure. ($425)

Measures 8.5"w x 7.5"h x 3.5"d


Short strap and removable crossbody strap. Tuck-lock closure. ($285)

Measures 8”w x 5.5”h x 1.75”d 



Zip top, structured handbag. Interior pocket, small grab handles and your choice of detachable shoulder strap or crossbody strap. ($495)

Measures 10.5”w x 6.5”h x 3”d


Small crossbody with card slot under flap, magnetic closure and key ring on backside. ($265)

Measures 7"h x 5.75"w x 1.75"d 


Small tote style handbag with detachable crossbody strap, outside pocket, inside zip pocket and key ring. ($495)

Measures 10'h x 10.5"w x 3.5"d


Classic messenger style with outside phone pocket and inside pocket. Top handle, crossbody strap and magnetic closure. ($425)

Measures 8.5"h x 8.5"w x 3.5"d


Zip top backpack with exterior phone pocket, interior pocket, adjustable straps and structured back. ($650)

Measures 9.5”w x 11”h x 3.75”d


Larger version of the Oldenburg. Comes with one interior and one exterior pocket. Top handle and detachable crossbody strap. Magnetic closure. ($495)

Measures 10”w x 8”h x 3.5”d


Representative of its original form. A saddle shaped magnetic flap closure with stirrup. Phone pocket on backside. Interior pocket. Your choice of shoulder or crossbody strap. ($485)

Measures 9.5”x x 8”h x 3”d


Large classic tote made with saddle leather center, outer pocket and corners paired with heavy duty waxed canvas. Repurposed tack straps, lined in natural canvas with two interior pockets. ($495) 

Measures 14”w x 11”h x 4”d



Phone: 603-608-9772

Studio: 146 High Street, Candia NH 03034