Making a simple leather laptop bag (now with pattern!)

Making a simple leather laptop bag (now with pattern!)

This is my first leather bag design. I have documented the process but it’s not a full tutorial, yet.

You might be able to follow along or create your own design based on this post. If you do, I would love to see what you come up with. Post it in the comments or send me a note.

The idea: a simple, hand-stitched design

The idea was to create a bag to hold a 15″ laptop, a graphics tablet, small camera, lenses and other smaller things. It had to be a simple, hand-stitched design using 6-7 oz vegetable tanned leather.

I didn’t want to add any stiffeners, lining or hardware in order to keep the design simple.

The first stage: planning and pattern making

The second stage: cutting & sewing

 

The finished bag

11 thoughts on “Making a simple leather laptop bag (now with pattern!)

    1. Thanks Ray! It’s full size but you’ll either need a large format printer or know how your printer can print out tiles of A4 or Letter sized paper.

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