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DIY Attache Case Pt. 2

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Took your advice and decided to go with a natural colored thread this time (artificial sinew) which was much thinner than the dark colored thread I used last time. This bag is for my dad: Next to mine: [​IMG] No flash: [​IMG] Flash: [​IMG] Closed: [​IMG] In front of mine: [​IMG] With flash: [​IMG] Back: [​IMG] Pen/PDA holder inside: [​IMG] [​IMG] 2-ply handle (mine is 3-ply): [​IMG] Same lock as mine: [​IMG] Preview of a bag I'm making for mom: [​IMG] Lining material: [​IMG] More: [​IMG]
     
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    I remember your last thread, and this is a step in the right direction. You still have a ways to go, but you are talented and this bag looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed lining of your mothers bag. That will be a nice touch that you can start adding. My main criticism would be that at the moment, the bag is very plain on the outside. I know that can be explained because you are an amateur, but I would like to see attempt at more outside detail. I feel like it would distract from the stitching which is good, but still needs some improvement. My favorite part would be the shape of the handle. It's a nice signature touch. Overall, I am very impressed with your work!
     
  3. NORE

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    Which bag is the criticism toward? Dad's or mom's? If dad's then that's the way he likes it. If mom's then it still has a ways to go. Like I haven't added the straps which will be connected to the nickel D-rings I have. Also, there will be a zipper on the top and the lining will house many pockets with one zippered.

    Thanks!
     
  4. w.o.e.is.me.

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    awesome stuff. i'd love to have the time to devote myself to learning how to do this.
     
  5. NORE

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    awesome stuff. i'd love to have the time to devote myself to learning how to do this.

    you can do it! it only took me a couple of hours and I'm a novice.
     
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    Incredible job! I once looked into trying to re-create the RL Cooper bag, but couldn't find any hardware that matched up. Where did you get the hardware?
     
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    Incredible! They both look great, and I'm particularly a big fan of your the one you made for your Dad.
     
  8. NORE

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    Incredible job! I once looked into trying to re-create the RL Cooper bag, but couldn't find any hardware that matched up. Where did you get the hardware?

    Here, thanks!

    Incredible! They both look great, and I'm particularly a big fan of your the one you made for your Dad.

    Thanks!
     
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    These kick arse. Your labor of love is showing.
     
  10. NORE

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    Thanks, man.
     
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    NORE > Glaser [​IMG] Imagine if you could get some leather from the Ilcea tannery. Museum calf! [​IMG]
     
  12. Metlin

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    ^^^ Nicely done re: sig.
     
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    I was directing it towards the dad's bag. I think the bag could use some straps, buckles, pockets, etc. to take the attention away from the stitching.
     
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    Dad's bag is done and delivered. Mom's is the tricky one since it's my first time, she's an expert tailor and I have to get this right.
     
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    Thanks. Today I cut and sewed the straps for mom's bag. Next I need to do the lining and it's done!
     
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    Bloody fucking brilliant. Can't wait to see how your work on these evolve.
     
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    Very nice. I want!![​IMG]

    Where did you get the leather?
     

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