As you could have read in my previous post about scaling your product up or down is the kisslock 2.0 bag, one of my favorites! Apparently, I was not the only one, since my new customer fell in love with the small DIY kisslock bag, but did not know how to make it herself and how to make it bigger. Of course, I love to make another beauty and made it to her order.
Some slight changes had to be made since she didn’t want to use it as a make-up pouch or a tiny clutch. Ideally, it would have a strap of a certain width and a certain length. As you can imagine, if you can make the bag… a strap is no problem. The only thing you should think about is how to reinforce the strap. Why? Well, due to the weight of the bag, the usage and the wear of the leather it might become really thin and long as some sort of old chewing gum. That’s just what leather does, so some reinforcement makes sure this doesn’t happen.
You can reinforce it with some polyester reinforcement tape or since I did not have it, I choose for stitching it with waxed tiger thread. And just to be sure, I did it double. That means… lot’s and lot’s of stitches but with a good series on
A bit bigger
She wanted to use it as a small daytime and nighttime bag where she could put her phone, and long wallet in. This would not fit in the tiny DIY kisslock bag so I had to scale it up a few notches. Eventually, I chose a 20 cm bag frame and the scaled up pattern according to the frame.
Scaling up a bag is apparently not that difficult. You know how to ensemble it, in what order, and what to do and not to do. That makes being able to make your own pattern a great skill. S
New bag frame
The only difference really was the better quality of the leather and the new shape of the kisslock (which is now not a kisslock anymore but a real stylish click lock 😉 ). The previous smaller one I had to clamp the leather in between. I even glued it together to be sure. This one had a little upgrade and is also attached with reinforcement screws! Make it not only stronger but also makes it look very professional.
For now, I just have to finish the straps of the kisslock bag 2.0 and it can be sent to the new owner… so hard to say goodbye to this beauty!