Made from vegetable tanned European side bends. Original design. Hand cut, hand trimmed, holes hand punched, saddle stitched by hand with nylon cord that I waxed with beeswax… a gift for my husband.
all hardware is from Tandy except for the front buckle which was from one of his old belts. The trigger snaps are slipped onto a D-ring. HOW??? Make a small cut into the flat side of the D-ring with bolt cutters, slip the trigger snap onto D-ring then fold leather strap over flat portion of D-ring and secure.
this odd harness type pocket is for his umbrella
Saddle stitched using leather from a Filofax planner cover.
The corners are each single darted which forms right angle corners. A future example will show double darted corners which will form a slightly more rounded corner. I find rounded corners a pleasing design aspect but right corners provide full interior space access and allows the bag to be more able to stand on it’s own when set on ground.
examples of bags stitched with inward gussets
The front, bottom and back of the bag is a continuum structure composed of three pieces sewn flat together by double seams. Inward gussets and folded over rim.