kielson replied to kielson's topic in Purses, Wallets, Belts and Miscellaneous Pocket ItemsAh I see. Thanks for the reply. I'm slowly learning everything I'll need to play around with some Chrome tanned leather soon to get the feel for it.
Hi everyone, I've just started to getting into leather working and I'm mainly interested in making bags. I've worked with some veg tan and I'm happy with the results, but I find the end product to be a little to stiff and the surface too crass. I've done a fair bit of research and reading but I cannot seem to find any reliable resources on how Hermes puts their bags together (mainly the Birkin). Does anyone know if it's just a soft leather that has been glued to veg tan, or is it just thick, soft, amazing, expensive leather? I'm also interested in how they apply the inner lining to the leather, if stiffeners are used and it's even possible to burnished a thin soft leather that has been glue to veg tan. Any help or advice is appreciated, Thanks!