Friday, 13 May 2011

Final bag construction

Constructing my final leather bag consisted of a lot of testing and patience considering I had two days to make it before I go on work experience! Once the pattern and tests were perfect and the bag was cut out, the construction wasn't as timely as I expected.

Practice corner - glued, hammered with a thonging punch and stitched. This was extremely difficult considering how thick the leather was and how steep the curves were. Testing it was definately a good idea!

The strap was perhaps the most time consuming part. It was very long and therefore needed joining (cows don't come by the metre!) Tiny holes needed to then be punch all along both sides of the length and then stitched.

Side panel and strap

Main constrution

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