First time making a leather messenger bag for men:)Process: Stitch the compartment inside first and attach the button closure Cut out all the straps and labels, and use double rivets to attach them. Stitch inner pocket for keys. Adjustable straps. Finished bag: Added shoulder pad for comfort.
Beauty industry has a new way of looking at people’s skin abnormality. Beauty marks, they call them. Flawlessness is out, perfect imperfections are in. Leather, is from skin too, and it has “imperfections”, such as fat marks, blemishes, freckles, stamps, wrinkles and scars, yet they provide outstanding carving, embossing and dyeing characteristics. Most of these imperfections are considered what make a piece of leather “unusable” and get cut off and discarded. As long as cows are getting killed by meat […]
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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!