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Meet The Maker: Leather Satchels A Step-by-Step Guide To Making A Traditional Bag

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STEP 8 – TOOL STORAGE - Each bag is then carefully checked and is ready for delivery, and all the tools needed to make a traditional leather satchel are stored away beneath each craftsman’s worktop.

At Scaramanga we’re proud of how our beautiful classic leather satchels are designed, and the hardworking, highly skilled men and women who create our bags.

STEP 6 – STITCH PIPING - Our traditional satchel’s edges are made with piping giving each bag a more finished look.

Meet The Maker: Leather Satchels A Step-by-Step Guide To Making A Traditional Bag

STEP 5 CUT & SEW LINING - Our satchels are lined with a hard wearing green/blue cotton fabric. The lining is cut to the same size as the leather pieces, and a light adhesive is used to position the lining over the leather.

Meet The Maker: Leather Satchels A Step-by-Step Guide To Making A Traditional Bag

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STEP 4 JUNIOR MAKER PREPARATION - The hide is then passed to the skilled bag makers, arranged in small teams of four to five. An apprentice can expect to practise his work for several years before becoming a senior craftsman, due to the highly skilled nature of the work. This small team is responsible for the entire process of making each bag;

Meet The Maker: Leather Satchels A Step-by-Step Guide To Making A Traditional Bag

STEP 7 – At the same time the two small front buckles, small flap straps and shoulder strap are stitched. For extra strength and durability, each strap is made from    double thickness leather. Front flap straps are finished with a classic double cable stitch, using a tough nylon thread for a great vintage appearance.

Meet The Maker: Leather Satchels A Step-by-Step Guide To Making A Traditional Bag


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