This time I didn’t need to come up with a design since the client had a very clear idea of it. It’s a square bag but sewed and held like a triangle the other way around. Yeah… If you hear this it makes perfect sense doesn’t it ;)! So only when I saw a drawing of it, I could create a pattern from it. How it actually looks like, will be shown in the final post 😉 so keep tuned if you are curious!
Texture and colour
With the upcoming winter, a leather bag is always a good idea. It should be a stiff-ish bag that would match her grey winter coat. So eventually we found a beautiful, nubuck, mouse-grey leather with a grey shining goat-skin as lining. These two glued together would be the perfect combination.
To make the bag have an even more luxurious feeling I wanted to add a thin layer of foam in between the inner and the outer layer. When you would feel the bag a soft contrast to the sharp lines of the bag would just take the bag to the next level. So the edges of the foam were trimmed, everything was measured and cut, but once I glued the layers together and folded into shape… It just didn’t work out. The shape wasn’t meant to be filled with foam and the goat-skin was to flexible. Maybe in a next design it would work so I will keep it in mind.
Inner and outer layer
To give the bag a clean look I wanted to work with turned edges. So every edge is skived before gluing the inner and outer layer together. A skiving machine sounds more and more interesting with every turned edge I make. The combination of thick stiff leather and thin turned edges are always quite a challenge.
Currently, I am sewing everything together and that’s almost all of it. A little finish and yet another bag done. Can’t wait for the reaction of the customer and her personal hand cut, hand sewn and handmade triangle bag!