Many of you who stuck with me these past six months are probably tired of my “talking” about my TOTE – the project I have been waiting to create since starting my leather workshops with Amblard Leather Atelier back in August. You can safely say that the TOTE was the reason I took the class and have been waiting – impatiently – to get to it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all the smaller projects until now – and completely understand Beatrice Amblard’s skills-building agenda. Let’s just say that I have learned many invaluable techniques and am THRILLED that I am finally at the project of my dreams! 😀
So I decided to chronicle The Making of the Leather Tote and share some of them with you! If you are interested, may I suggest following my blog?
It literally took a full day to design a few components (based on some set parameters), cut the paper pattern, and then cut all the leather pieces. I believe there were 30 pieces in all.
Of-course I went with green, Lichen, and green, Aloe – dark on the outside and light on the inside, both in grain leather, with black hardware (will have to take a picture to share later) and black linen thread. (The brown you see top of the picture is only the backing and won’t be visible).