Handmade envelope style laptop case using vegetable tanned leather with a single silver stud button closure. Process: The laptop case is made using one piece of natural veg tanned leather. Designed the pattern and made a prototype with muslin cloth for a perfect fit. Clean cut with sharp rotary knife. Corners were pre punched to prevent tearing. Pattern cut and ready for dyes. Dye the whole piece with leather dye in color “evening blue” from TandyLeather. Wait till it’s dry […]
Work published in DesignBoom This project is for my ID & Apparel course IN ON AROUND AND BETWEEN, which explore the space and interaction in, on around the body and in between. My project started with the discussion on how technology enlarged our daily vocabulary. Words like pixel and voxel are now taken out of their original context and made their way to other aspects of our lives, like fashion–techno eccentric, is the formal name apparently. I can’t say I […]
Process: Cut out leather.Use every uneven leather on the inside to minimize waster. (I learned from the leather workshop that most high end companies won’t accept leather with flaws even they are perfect fine when used strategically.) Prepare hardware. Cut out strap.Dye the strap into dark brown color.Ready to get stitched together.Inside saddle stitches.Attached second tone flap.Finished!
Dye a piece of leather into desirable shade.Cut to exact measurement, attach necessary hardware if applicable.Saddle stitch. Apply masking tape around the edges to prepare for edge dying. Grove inside the folds to make it fold easily. Finish! Left: the single compartment card holder. Right: two-fold wallet.