Evo160K

Would someone please take a photograph for me?

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My wife recently bought a beautiful piece of Campolena leather in Latte color (first picture) and wants to make a handbag with it.  She would like to duplicate the folded treatment that you see on the end of the Louis Vuitton Artsy bag in the next picture.

 

Would someone who has or someone whose wife/GF has a  Louis Vuitton Artsy bag please take a picture of the bag with the fold held open to show the sewing detail?  Thank you, thank you very much.

 

Campolena Double Shoulders   s-l1600.jpg

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Okay, you have to sew the bag inside out, then trim the seams and pull it the outside out. Then drop in the assembled lining and top stitch it to the top of the bag, or just below the zipper chain. You will need to use a big tailor's scissors or a sharp pointed blade knife to cut slits or wedges in the seams that turn corners. If the bag is going to be piped, add the piping between the inside out layers and sew the package together.

Other considerations are to use matching colors of thread on either side. If the outside is cream leather, use straw/cream color thread to sew the seams. If any thread shows through a seam, it will blend in. If the lining is a contrasting color, use that color on the bobbin thread as you sew in the lining to the top.

I see that they used a twin needle machine to sew the bottom seams down. This is double-felled seams. You sew the bottom seams with the outside together, about 1/2 inch in. Then separate the seams and tape or glue them down butterfly style. Then flip the bottom over and use a twin needle machine to top stitch the felled/flattened seams.

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Thank you Wiz, that's extremely helpful information, great detail.  We weren't sure how it all went together.  Thank you.

We're particularly interested in how deep the folds are on the ends .  We suspect the lower portions of the folds go in as far as the double-felled seam on the bottom that you mentioned,  We're not sure how deep the upper portion of the folds are which is why we think a picture will be helpful.

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4 hours ago, Evo160K said:

Thank you Wiz, that's extremely helpful information, great detail.  We weren't sure how it all went together.  Thank you.

We're particularly interested in how deep the folds are on the ends .  We suspect the lower portions of the folds go in as far as the double-felled seam on the bottom that you mentioned,  We're not sure how deep the upper portion of the folds are which is why we think a picture will be helpful.

The side seams look like pleats, as in curtain pleats. The pleats may be held in place by the top construction, or an interior stiffener.

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Wiz, thank you.  Yes, the side seams do look like pleats.  The wife likes that look.  Hopefully someone will have an LV Artsy bag and be able to take a picture.

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