I think the most amazing thing about finishing any project is those last moments that you know you’re about to be done. So, imagine how giddy I was when I was down on the last five stitches of this nappa kid leather bag I made from scratch.
Again, I cannot state enough how much I love this leather. My hands thanked me a lot for being thoughtful, as I had less difficulty making every stitch. The only irritating about this is that the marks I made with the tracing wheel keep on disappearing. I had to do several runs with the wheel, until I decided it was best to just trace when I’m only about to make the stitch. I should have thought of that much earlier and my life would have been easier.
Look at the inspiration and my finished product! I just tweaked the size because I know I wanted a bigger bag. I also had to add an extra pocket because it would be too much to dig in every time I had to get something from the bag. I know this is an open tote — not the best bag in pickpocket-infested Metro Manila — but I had a Mulberry pouch that fits perfectly inside. That’s an extra protection from the dirty hands itching to get my things.
Regardless if it only took me two weeks to make this bag, I would most probably be resting for a couple of months before starting another project again. I still have a substantial amount of leather with me, though, and it is enough for a nice leather pouch. Let’s see, if time permits. 🙂