All of the tools and hardware required to make one Dumaine bag: big scissors, little scissors, rotary cutter, skiving tool, edging tool, hammer, steel dapping block, hole punches, scoring tool, pen, branding iron, circle template, belt edger, straight edge, burnishing cloth, buckles, loops, clasp, (not pictured: strap cutter, oblong buckle punch)
Note: this isn't meant to be a step by step "how to" tutorial.
Just thought I'd share a day in the life at the studio for those interested in what goes into making a leather bag by hand. xo
patterns. thread, zippers.....
1 cow hide yields 3 Dumaine bags - 6 lg pieces per bag.
Adding loops. tag, rivets...
So much harrrrdware!
Hammering rivets. (I quite enjoy this part)
Shoulder pad anyone?
Adding the zipper then pocket to the front piece...
(thats my trusty/rusty Consew industrial walking foot)
Branding leather rules!
I use my dapping block as a straight edge aaaaand....
Wait, better check my email, I mean, FB, I mean twitter, I mean...
Back to WORK!
Edge-finishing all of the pieces before putting it all together...
"Putting it all together" - a.k.a. forcing a 3D thing to be a flat thing
long enough to sew: LEATHER WRESTLING
Skiving (or is it skifing?) the edges, then burnishing.
Adding the last of the hardware (the fun part!)
Dumaine. Done. (O.K., so I left a few of the boring bits out, but you get the idea!)