pereira machado handmade

Hello my name is Leticia Machado I'm originally from Brazil and I have been living in Cape Town for over a year now with my South African boyfriend :)

I started making bags about 8 months ago my creations are all one-of-a-kind pieces and its a combination of leather&crochet details and antiques pieces which gives the bags character and make them all very unique :)  

They are made completely by hand, there’s no sewing machine involved in the process. Stiching by hand makes the durability twice as strong than with a sewing machine :)

My process doesn’t involve pre designing. I create the bags based on what materials I have available and come up with the shape, textures and colours I want to work with. The antiques pieces help add something more than just a detail. Its a little piece of history of someone or someplace that the bags are carrying with:) It involves more than just a pattern, texture of material and colours to me. Using off-cuts I see a chance to bring these pieces back to life, recycling and giving them a new destination. Everything I use is carefully chosen from antiques pieces I’ve found in little shops along the way. I’d like to think that the uniqueness of the bags gives each of them a personality of their own.

Made with love and care :) 



  • Self collect from Sea Point, Cape Town Free

  • Free shipping with South Africa 

Looking for shipping to a country not listed here? Contact the designer for a quote.

Store policies
  • Because our products are 100% handmade we offer a 3 year warranty if anything happens to the bag. 


All international orders are currently done on an individual basis. Please send us an email at [ email hidden ] for the latest courier prices and timelines for your part of the world.


If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase ;

  • You have 10 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.

  • To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

  • Your item must be in the original packaging.


Once I receive your item and inspect I will notify you on the the status of your refund. t

If your return is approved, I will initiate a refund to your bank account.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs

are non­refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your


Contact Me

If you have any questions regarding to the bags or shipping please feel free to email me [ email hidden ] :)