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