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I had to try it… so here is my first purse, a laser-cut version of the Hermés Birkin Bag. It’s really more of a prototype, as I’m still learning how the laser cutter works on different leathers, and, more importantly, how to execute good design.

The leather used for the outside and inner pockets is top-grain “Red Dakota” cowhide (5-5.5 oz.), and the lining is “Designer Delight Dark Red” (2.75-3.25 oz), both from the Hide House in Napa, and the thread is Waxed Polycord from Maine Thread Company. The cutting, the lacing holes, and the engraving were done on a 100-watt, CO2 laser cutter, with the pattern created in Adobe Illustrator. Hardware is from various sources, and all stitching was done by hand.

 

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Very nice!!

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I made the pattern myself. Somewhere online I found the dimensions of various sized Birkin Bags, so that gave me the overall size I was looking for, then I went to work using Adobe Illustrator to replicate the various images I found as a basis for the design. Of course I wanted to give it my own flavor, so I rounded the corners to soften the look.

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Stunning.  Just gorgeous.  There's no emoticon I can find for "picking my jaw up off the floor."

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