Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time!
As you know I’ve spent most of the year designing textiles to use for my handbags among other things, but I finally completed a prototype for one of new purse designs that I will release soon. I have a custom order that forced me to learn some new leather strap making skills that I will put to good use. I was a little afraid to take on this challenge definitely second guessing myself along the way, from punching the holes, adding the buckle to attaching the strap to the bag. I have to say that I’m proud that I stuck to it and now I have more ideas for a bright and fresh look moving towards the future!
So with that said, I made my first adjustable leather shoulder strap with a buckle closure and I love it! This is the test phase with one of my favorite wishbone textiles that’s sturdy and soft to the touch. I added some suede to the zipper cover and a leather pocket to the lining.
Here’s a look at the strap and the rivet work that will give you five adjustable inches to work with!
I rounded the bottom of the bag to give it a bit of shape and I think it’s a great addition to any wardrobe.
What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?
Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!