A Woman is Searching For a Seamstress Willing to Design Her a Handbag Made From Human Skin


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Most people face the prospect of amputation with a sense of loss, but this woman has come up with a “unique” way of ensuring her missing limb is always a part of her life.

Concerned about what will happen to her leg once it’s amputated, a 55-year-old woman is searching for an open-minded seamstress to turn her former body part into a handbag.

Rather than going to waste, the woman hopes the skin from her leg can be repurposed – and there’s nothing that a girl needs more than a decent handbag.

Inspired by a previous post from a woman in need of a seamstress willing to make a wedding dress from her mother’s hair, Joan, from Manchester, UK, shared her unusual request to Sewport.com.

She wrote: “It’s looking very likely that I’m going to have my lower left leg amputated soon (I have peripheral arterial disease) and I was reading about the human waste scandal where they just dumped body parts in a dump to rot and I don’t want that to happen to me.

A Woman is Searching For a Seamstress Willing to Design Her a Handbag Made From Human Skin

“I was chatting to a friend about leather and how it’s essentially just treated animal skin and I had a light bulb moment – can I use my amputated leg to create something beautiful and useful?

“I’m finding out whether I can keep my leg after the surgery and the discussions have been positive so far, so fingers crossed!”

If her request is granted, Joan wants to make sure she has a professional ready and waiting to make her leg into a bag, and she even has a design in mind.

“I’m thinking it will be a medium sized bag with a short strap and a section down the middle that will be made with my skin and the rest will be made with another material,” she continued.

A Woman is Searching For a Seamstress Willing to Design Her a Handbag Made From Human Skin

“I think a handbag is the most logical route to go down, it’s basically the same as a leather handbag but this one is with my skin, it belongs to me so why not?”

She is offering £3,000 for anyone willing to bring her design to life. However, they must also be discreet, as her family are weirded out by the idea.

She continued: “I know it’s a bit odd and gross and some might think I’m crazy, but it’s my leg, and I can’t bare the thought of it being left to rot somewhere.

“It’s part of me and I want to keep it.”

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