This bag was lots of fun to create for my friend in Ireland. He is a consumate professional, with a wild streak, so i needed to make him a functional leather bag that would help him stay organized in his business dealings, without looking too stuffy.
i used an offcut cowhide boot leather, sourced from a local shoe manufacturer here in Victoria, solid brass hardware, and a simple vintage belt for a strap.
His only requirements for the bag were: a divider for his laptop, a pocket for his iPad, and an easily accessed pocket for his smartphone.
Once all the pieces were cut out, i simply stitched them together on the machine, reinforced the stress points with brass rivets, and attached the closure and strap.
i feel very satisfied with the marriage of rustic, organized and professional that i created with this bag, and he was beyond happy with it!