Shell Cordovan Leather Briefcase
the only current pattern is the image I shared with all the measurements, until I learn adobe illustrator which I'm going to start working on for pattern making that's all I got. Once I make the official pattern I'll post a link in the ible where to download it.
Hand Stitched Leather Backpack
Such a beautiful pack, I believe I will combine some aspects the pack I just made with this and see what comes out. Really impressed well done
Right now I only have the photo with the measurements I’m going to try and teach myself adobe illustrator the next couple weeks and make a pattern for this bag. When it’s completed I’ll post it. Right now I’ll work on making sure more of the measurements are on that photo and it should be possible from that without too much work
Here’s the easy way to answer that:https://youtu.be/JW6JFGIblZI
send me a private message with your email and I’ll send you the hi res shots of my measurements. I’m hoping to figure out a computer program that I can use for pattern making.
For one this size I haven’t found that’s needed. I have a Swiss military salt and pepper pack that has aluminum stays that I really like but it’s a lot bigger bag. I may try a framed pack next time basing it on the Swiss bag. The problem with leather is it’s weight. So I may do a waxed canvas combo pack
The body of the bag is 5-7 ounce latigo. Which I like because it’s not stretchy. What are you asking about the pattern?
how long do the tubes hold up in the sunlight? Any issue with dry rot and cracking?
Thanks so much, it was a fun project
Depends. This backpack I did in about 2 days working long hours both days on it. I wanted to get it done fast for the instructable backpack challenge. What takes a long time usually is the sewing. So the briefcases on my Instagram take the longest. Backpacks not as bad. Especially this one with mostly rivet construction for the attachement points. I’m happy to help out if you’re wanting to make something or buy something I make. Let me know.
I think it would go faster but just not end up with the same product at the end. I don't have a sewing machine, and I know leather work so this is the process I chose, I would love to have a sewing machine to try something lighter though.
I've heard that too. Looking at the bag closer as I was taking it apart, it may not have been military issue, usually I thought it would have something stamped on it, I assumed military because of the colors but couldn't find anything like it on any surplus site. I definitely was a well made pack with all the leather and copper rivets though.