venator

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  1. Casual Weekender

    In the past I've done linings with interfacing to stiffen them but with this type of bag I don't find that necessary. I just do a turned lining out of just the fabric and use a plate in the bottom the same size as the base that rests inside the bag to help it keep it's shape. The drop in plate is in a fabric sleeve that matches the lining so it blends nicely. I find between that and just the overall shape the lining doesn't have to be particularly stiff.
  2. Speedy holes?

    I'm quicker with my punches and maul. . .
  3. Casual Weekender

    Thanks
  4. Casual Weekender

    Thanks for the kind words
  5. Casual Weekender

    Thanks. I'm a big fan of this style of bag. Though I do need to develop one that's a bit more structured for the folks who like that. The lining was the client's choice. I routinely hit the fabric stores and scoop up the end of bolt sale items and that was one, then I can let them pick through and pick the one they want.
  6. Weekender bag

    Very nice!
  7. Casual Weekender

    Thanks. Now I just need to figure out how to sell some...
  8. Casual Weekender

    Thanks. Our Adler 467 is a pretty solid all purpose but we want to add a cylinder arm and are looking at a cobra, cowboy, or techsew in the class 4 range
  9. Casual Weekender

    Pretty much all of it. Much as I love hand sewing my hands go numb after about 10 minutes so it's never going to be practical for me to do. Plus because the pieces are joined with a semi-felled flat seam to give that nice rolled look and hide the raw edge they all have to get sewn twice.
  10. Casual Weekender

    Thank you! It's my own pattern. I've certainly been inspired by similar bags and I'm sure I'm not the first person to make a bag this way but there was no pattern, nor did I copy anything I'd seen directly. I used to make similar bags out of 2 big pieces but recently I've started doing them out of the 5 pieces and I'm much happier. While it does require more sewing I really enjoy the way the seams frame the sides and give the bag a little shape, as well it's a lot more efficient for leather usage vs just 2 big pieces. I have another one ordered from a client that I'll be starting in about 2-3 weeks so I'll try to snag some pics and video and perhaps do a quick how-to if anyone wanted to see it. Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure exactly where it comes from but it's a distressed brown oil tan. It marks very easily, and the marks rub out with use so it's perfect for bag that's going to get marked up anyway through use. My supplier carries it in stock in two colours, this and a toffee colour, so it's super convenient. It's about a 4oz, very soft.
  11. Casual Weekender

    Thank you, this is probably the best one I've made yet, or at least on par with the best.
  12. Casual Weekender

    I finished this recently for an order, they were so happy they've ordered another in a different colour. I'm quite thrilled with how it turned out.
  13. Yup, and it's not bad leather, just a little down from bridle. I'm sure I could sell this one easily enough but it's what I had laying around that was the right thickness so away we went.
  14. It was an old side they had sitting around the warehouse they called "skirting". Basically it's like diet bridle, so a similar finish but dull and the flesh side isn't quite as pretty. So it's bargain bridle?
  15. Yeah it's some misc 4/5 oz skirting. The weight was perfect for this and definitely what I'd use in the future. You could use thicker for the uprights and 4/5 for the gussets if you wanted something beefier but it's not really necessary.