Machine-Stitched Bag!

As of Saturday the 11th, I have concluded all the projects of the year-long program at Amblard Leather Atelier with the completion of my machine-stitched bag  (I have even learned how to split leather using the skiving machine)! To think that a little over a year ago, my sister and I independently found Amblard the same day and decided to give it a try. We started with the two-hour evening class and knew this was what we wanted to do during the first class of just cutting paper! We did six evening classes and as soon as a new session started, we were on board for each of the four 12-week full-day programs. , We can’t thank Beatrice “Bea” Amblard enough for providing this incredible opportunity sharing her knowledge of the centuries-old craft of refined leather working. Bea and her daughter, Amelia, are amazing artists and teachers!


Interior with zippered and iPhone pockets, as well as the magnetic closure.


There is always a cattle brand on each hide. This one was H5. I utilized it as my initial HS and used it as the bottom of the bag.


The slide allows the strap to be shortened so I can either carry it short on my shoulder or long across the body.


Next up … project of my own design without any restricted guidelines!!!


Photo credit – top photo by Amelie Amblard