I hope you all have had a lovely easter! I love those days, gathering with the whole family, those Easter brunches with sleepy heads. But most of all do I like those extra days off. So in these days, I had the time to start with the circle bag as some of you might have seen on Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me @florineleatherandstyle.
The design of the circle bag
With a little research on Pinterest, every piece falls into place. It’s not that I want copy anyone’s work (or we had the same idea… and I didn’t know about it haha) but with Pinterest, my mind opens up for every possibility. I search for shapes, details and finishes. After a while it is time, to put the pen to the paper and start sketching. Every time I think of something I add it to the drawing. As you see in the image below I just couldn’t make up my mind about the lacing, whether it had to be crosses or v-shaped lacing. I finally chose for the V-shapes because I just loved it on the sample!
Make the design perfect
I still follow my steps for ‘designing your own bag’ (explained in a previous post here) so I also think about the purpose and the user of the product. In this case the user is me and it’s used to store my belongings during parties and festivals. So besides the details I did some brainstorming about the closing feature of the bag. Despite all security, it is still possible that there are some pickpockets on the festival terrain. I choose therefore for a zipper for the bag and the zipper-pul, when the zipper closes, towards my face. I am not always this neurotic but you have to think about every think once you’re the designer. A zipper also opens the opportunity for me to dance till the stars appear because I can’t loose anything, what happens more often than I prefer with bag without a zipper….
Once it is perfect
Once the design if perfect or good enough I continue with a paper version of the bag. If the size isn’t right or isn’t “danceable” you are glad you found out now instead of once the bag is finished. I was happy with the paper bag so continued with tracing, cutting and sewing the circle bag. A few photo’s of the making of can be seen below.
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