How I work
Working with leather is my passion
Every piece I create at my workshop is exclusively handmade involving the use of specific processing techniques and elaborate handwork. The extensive knowledge of the materials is key to the creation of high quality bags made to stand the test of time. The entire production is situated in one place what also helps to ensure no damaged or flawed product even by accident ever shipped to buyer. I believe the items I make are more than simple products but rather embodiment of my passion.
Step 1 – Designing the bag
The first step is the idea. This means putting pen to paper and sketching out thoughts, usually over a cup of tea. Our design style is intentionally minimalist to achieve a fuss-free look that showcases the natural qualities of the vegetable tanned leather and beautifully handcrafted detailing
Step 2 – Materials selection
Choosing the right leather, hardware, accessories, threads are all of utmost importance.
More info about the raw materials used you may find here, each manufacturer whether it’s tannery, leather production or threads, is an entire separate world of its own history, tradition and expertise.
Step 3 – Patterns
Pattern drawings are developed both manually using cutting mats as well as computer programs.
The integrity of the product, the evenness of the lines, and the overall shape depend on the care with which the patterns and patterns are made.
The parts of the product are processed and cut by hand.
Step 4 – Molds for cutting down parts
For repeated cutouts – first the metal molds are produced. Then those metal molds are used with manual cutting device to ensure perfectly precise measurements and shapes of the cutout parts.
Step 5 – Manual stitching technique known as French Saddle Stitch
Before the advent of machines, everything that needed to be sewn was sewn by hand. And even now there are still masters working in this way. We produce most of the products using this method. In most cases, hand sewing on leather is used in cases where a higher quality of leather products is needed. It was originally used in the manufacture of saddles.
For instance any thread damage in machine-made seam will first result into few open stitches just next to the break and then soon the entire seam opens. In case of saddle stitch technique both stitches next to the break will stay intact preventing the seam from any farther opening.