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I'm just getting started with leather craft - I wanted to make a bag out of a single A4 piece of leather, and this is the result

Also had a go at making the pattern into a printable pdf

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Nice. What's A4?

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4 minutes ago, DrmCa said:

Nice. What's A4?

The paper size! (210 x 297mm) - the place I ordered my leather from had A4-size pieces that were very affordable, so it seemed like a good place to start before buying a larger amount of leather

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A4 is a European measure of area, usually used for paper, = 8.25 inches by 11.5 inches, approx

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6 hours ago, DrmCa said:

Nice. What's A4?

One of 2 formulas that didn't work before we came up with C4? ;)

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9 minutes ago, tsunkasapa said:

One of 2 formulas that didn't work before we came up with C4? ;)

No. the measures are ;  size A, B, C, D, E.     Envelopes are often in C sizes. My printer used to use a B size for printing my magazines. D sizes are often used for cash payment envelopes and E size is a speciality size

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12 minutes ago, tsunkasapa said:

One of 2 formulas that didn't work before we came up with C4? ;)

:rofl:

Just now, fredk said:

No. the measures are ;  size A, B, C, D, E.     Envelopes are often in C sizes. My printer used to use a B size for printing my magazines. D sizes are often used for cash payment envelopes and E size is a speciality size

c4 is an explosive!

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Just now, chuck123wapati said:

c4 is an explosive!

oh, I didn't know that, not needing to use it. I prefer Semtex any way

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9 minutes ago, fredk said:

No. the measures are ;  size A, B, C, D, E.     Envelopes are often in C sizes. My printer used to use a B size for printing my magazines. D sizes are often used for cash payment envelopes and E size is a speciality size

OMG he's Joking

I like det cord OL

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3 hours ago, fredk said:

oh, I didn't know that, not needing to use it. I prefer Semtex any way

C4 was my go-to when I was blowing things up for the Army, 45+ years ago. I like it, easy to use, you can cook your rations on it, even fish with it.

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22 hours ago, imocow said:

I'm just getting started with leather craft - I wanted to make a bag out of a single A4 piece of leather, and this is the result

Also had a go at making the pattern into a printable pdf

 

That's really nice! Could you show us a picture from the side, please? I'm interested in the gusset and the bottom corners...

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On 1/14/2022 at 10:48 AM, imocow said:

I'm just getting started with leather craft - I wanted to make a bag out of a single A4 piece of leather, and this is the result

Also had a go at making the pattern into a printable pdf

A4_front copy.jpg

Are you sure its A4? It looks more like A3 to me

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21 hours ago, fredk said:

Are you sure its A4? It looks more like A3 to me

I thought the same thing, but then I held an A4 notebook against me and it's actually pretty big. I suspect the side seam is in the middle so that both front and back contribute to the gusset. Or???

I believe A3 printers are pretty rare...

 

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For our US friends this is the European standard paper sizes, Each size double the side of the next i.e A5 doubles to A4 and so on

 

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O'h for goodness sake !!!!!!!!

Is this about a nice bag that the maker  has made or  the size of a bit of bloody paper ????

 

@imocow Its a lovely bag, I quite like it . I too have experimented with .. 'cough ahem'...... " bags with a similar dimension to paper", going by customer demand. Not too big or bulky . 

Looks like  a one piece creation  ?? . I have done two piece creations using kangaroo hide. Mostly 'one offs ' . Keep up the good work  :)

HS

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On 1/15/2022 at 9:06 AM, Klara said:

That's really nice! Could you show us a picture from the side, please? I'm interested in the gusset and the bottom corners...

Here's the side! It's stitched right side to wrong side because I wanted a smooth rounded sort of shape

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On 1/15/2022 at 12:03 PM, fredk said:

Are you sure its A4? It looks more like A3 to me

Definitely A4 (but that doesn't include the leather for the straps). It does happen to be pictured on a particularly small person here which makes it look  bigger! The final bag is approx 14 x 9 x 3cm (5.6 x 3.6 x 1.2")

5 hours ago, Handstitched said:

O'h for goodness sake !!!!!!!!

Is this about a nice bag that the maker  has made or  the size of a bit of bloody paper ????

 

@imocow Its a lovely bag, I quite like it . I too have experimented with .. 'cough ahem'...... " bags with a similar dimension to paper", going by customer demand. Not too big or bulky . 

Looks like  a one piece creation  ?? . I have done two piece creations using kangaroo hide. Mostly 'one offs ' . Keep up the good work  :)

HS

Thanks :) Yep, a single piece (except the small strips enclosing the D-loops)

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12 minutes ago, imocow said:

It's stitched right side to wrong side because I wanted a smooth rounded sort of shape

Wow! You must have small hands, to accomplish that! How did you get needles/awls in there?

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5 hours ago, Handstitched said:

O'h for goodness sake !!!!!!!!

Is this about a nice bag that the maker  has made or  the size of a bit of bloody paper ????

 

@imocow Its a lovely bag, I quite like it . I too have experimented with .. 'cough ahem'...... " bags with a similar dimension to paper", going by customer demand. Not too big or bulky . 

Looks like  a one piece creation  ?? . I have done two piece creations using kangaroo hide. Mostly 'one offs ' . Keep up the good work  :)

HS

There did seem to be confusion so I clarified, did you have a few to many tinnies

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45 minutes ago, imocow said:

Definitely A4 (but that doesn't include the leather for the straps). It does happen to be pictured on a particularly small person here which makes it look  bigger! The final bag is approx 14 x 9 x 3cm (5.6 x 3.6 x 1.2")

Thanks, gotchya. Its a fine bit of using what you have to the mostest degree

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1 hour ago, DrmCa said:

Wow! You must have small hands, to accomplish that! How did you get needles/awls in there?

Haha, I actually have pretty large hands (for a woman), but yes, getting the needles in there was quite tricky - I did both short sides first so I was sort of working my way up and out of the bag as it came together

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Thanks for the pictures! It's not how I imagined, but most probably looks better. The bottom corners sure look tricky... and the rest not too easy either. I think that's a case where I wouls punch the holes all the way through so I could work without awl - did you?

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1 hour ago, Klara said:

Thanks for the pictures! It's not how I imagined, but most probably looks better. The bottom corners sure look tricky... and the rest not too easy either. I think that's a case where I wouls punch the holes all the way through so I could work without awl - did you?

Yes, I punched it all first and didn't use an awl

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I don't know if its a4 but its A OK

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