At the beginning this bag was a mix between a special order and a prototype, and because the prototype was satisfying and its design has generated lot of nice compliments I’m thinking that I might produce others. On request only because it’s lot of work and I don’t want to produce one and keep it in a box…
Requirements ( made by a girl ) …
I want a bag to :
- Carry my U-Lock and some small stuff
- Ride in summer comfortable and light
- Wear it in my back while riding but later like a purse to go into a bar
- Natural brown leather
- Chest strap Nylon webbing with leather padding
- Brass buckles
- Magnetic closure
This bag is completely sewed by hand using the classic saddler stitch. This technique requires more time than sewing with a machine but it’s the only way to have the better result regarding the stitches appearance.
The use of strong leather allows this bag to conserve its shape even when it’s empty, nevertheless the leather is soft enough to follow the shape of the back for a best comfort while you ride your bike, even loaded with the U-lock.
I have worked on the same design using canvas or Cordura to build the body of the bag but the result is not the same. The fabric is not enough rigid and when the bag is empty it doesn’t look so nice. I will find a solution to reach the same kind of result with fabric, but for now I will offer it only in leather ( black or brown ).