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 bags from one saddle. If this is the case, the options would be either one Oldenburg and one Saint; two Saints; or one Arches and one Saint. In most cases, a Card Keeper can be made as well to help get the most out of your saddle leather. 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 a second one can be made. We can discuss any personalized details such as repurposing your own bridle / reins for straps, incorporating name plates etc. Please note, the bags come with plain repurposed crossbody straps but may be outfitted with the laced style if provided. To set up an order, select the drop down menu item “Deposit” under Repurposed Saddle Bag to pay 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 6-8 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 laid out on the pattern. 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. Solid brass hardware. ($400)

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


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

Measures 8”w x 5.5”h x 1.75”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


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 


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. ($440)

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