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Friday, August 3, 2012

Tote Bag design No.2...

It has taken me a while to finalise the design for the second tote bag. This is a commissioned piece for a good friend and I want to make sure the standard is high. I made a prototype beforehand to test how the shape and function will work out. I initially encountered some problem with handle placement but was resolved for the end product. 

As per my other design, the approach is minimalist and functional. The main body consists of one large panel that made the front, bottom, back and flap and two gusset panels for the sides.  The pieces is secured by using aluminium rivets and a single stitching line on each corners.

The handle is made of three different pieces. This is to accentuate the bag and also introducing some signature on my line of bags. The leather pieces for the handles has also been hand oiled and waxed, giving it a different hue from the bag's main body. It works brilliantly in term of aesthetics and function. The different colour tone gives the bag a multidimensional look and the width of the main handle works well when carrying the bag on the shoulder.

It's a well balance bag that looks sturdy and soft at the same time. It's also the first time I used the new Scandinavian leather. It's an absolutely beautiful leather to work with which shows at the finished product. I envisioned many derivative from this versatile design. Stay tuned.

As always, some photos of the finished product.

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8 comments:

  1. Good to see such nice tote bags with beautiful customization. Tote bags are a symbol of stylish gesture and smart personality. Popularity of tote bag is increasing day by day. As it is a nice product, some customization can take the style/smartness to a new level. Wanna know more.

    Custom Tote Bags

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  2. Awesome designing and I love the simplicity! How can somebody request custom mass production? Please let me know: obazzieservices@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

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  3. I don't suppose you could tell me what kind of aluminum rivet you are using, could you? Is it similar to a copper belt rivet, or do you have machinery that you use to set the aluminum rivet?

    Great bags. Thanks!

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    1. Its very similar to the copper rivet you mentioned. Same tool to set it as well. Its actually easier to set since aluminium is softer than copper. Hope that help.

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  4. congratulations for your work. I would like to find out some prices. please be so kind and contact me at george.ratoiu@gmail.com

    many thanks and my very best regards!

    g

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  5. Great easy pattern. I know several people I could give this to as a gift.

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  6. Your work is so clean and sharp! I was wondering if you could tell me where to buy those aluminum rivets?

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    1. Hi TC,

      Thanks for the kind word. I procure them locally in Brisbane. I can help you purchase some. Let me know the quantity you need. My email is pedsnro@gmail.com.

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