A timelapse of a handcrafted Card Case

 
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Designing and Pattern-making:

A pattern is created based on the initial technical drawing. After the pattern is made, a quick prototype is created from bonded leather. This prototype allows the artisan to see what the final product will look like.

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Examining the leather and cutting out the pattern:

Once the artisan is happy with the quick prototype, he proceeds to examine the leather. The pattern has to be placed in a way to avoid any imperfections in the leather and to maximise the usable area. The artisan also needs to cut out panels for reinforcement to give the bag structure.

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Preparing the leather for assembly: 

Before leather can be folded and glued, a skiving machine is used to thin out the leather.This process allows the artisan to make clean and straight folds.

 
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Assembly and stitching:

The panels are assembled and glued together before being stitched.