Added Feb 16, 2012
This bag finds its origins in my desire to try out two things. One is leather working. Since I’m at least intending to branch of into shoe making, I can use some practice.
The other is the services of http://www.formulor.de/, the Germany-based branch of http://ponoko.com/ Formulor, as Ponoko, is a 3D printing and laser cutting service where you can upload your own designs and have them manufactured. They typically laser-cut wood, plastics and that kind of stuff, but they have leather too.
This leather is thick (3.5mm) and stiff, and the maximum measurements are rather limited. So that puts a bunch of constraints on the design and I settled for a very simple and squarish look. I’m glad I didn’t make it more complex, because even like this, hand-sewing this puppy was no walk in the park.
Link to more pictures: http://sartorialdiy.com/post/17724364690/lets-give-leather-a-go-squarish-bag
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