Holster-esq Carry All

Inspired by something similar I saw in Taiwan, I decided to make a carry all that could quickly and easily be worn on any belt and taken off just as easily when you arrived at your destination, freeing you from keys, phones and wallets in your pockets.

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This started as a veg tanned piece of 7-8 oz leather which was soaked in water and cured over a form to create a rigid top that holds its shape from a single piece of leather.

 

The finished product, after dying and stitching and burnishing.  A locking clasp that can easily be opened with one hand for convenience and peace of mind:

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Lots of room for all the essentials: phone, keys, wallet, lip balm, etc.

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Supple Brown Satchel and Belt

A good friend of mine asked me if I could build him a bag to replace his previous beloved courier bag.  He asked me to make the bag clean looking: no buckles on the lid.
It took quite a while before I stumbled upon the idea of magnets, and even longer before I solved the problem of how to attach them without stitches.  I think the result turned out quite well.

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Beautiful Fall Look
Clean Front
Clean Front
Morton Supply Co. Logo
Morton Supply Co. Logo

Engraved Initials
Engraved Initials
Dapper Bag and Matching Belt.  Note the small contrast 'X' detailing to match the bag.
Dapper Bag and Matching Belt. Note the small contrast ‘X’ detailing to match the bag.

Brown Courier Bag

Here is the latest bag-Chocolate brown courier bag.  Clean, simple lines with lots of copper rivets, contrasted against the dark brown.
Customized for an Elementary School Principal with his initials on the strap.

Overall measurements:
15″ wide x 12″ tall x 5″ deep at the bottom narrowing to 4″ at the opening

Front View
Front View
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View of the clean side hangers and copper rivets
Roller buckle and lots of copper
Roller buckle and lots of copper
Riveted handle with woven detailing
Riveted handle with woven detailing
Another look from the front
Another look from the front
Backside
Backside

Tan Bag

This bag is a perfect size for a laptop plus whatever else you might need for the day.  A 15″ laptop fits snugly into the single main pocket and leaves room for those other documents, a book or lunch.  All solid copper rivets–strongest rivets possible.
All complete.  Just waiting for a custom strap to fit your needs.

Overall dimensions:
15″w x 12″h x 3.5″d

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Full view
All copper rivets
One piece leather handle
One piece leather handle
Hand Stitched Detailing
Straps and Buckles
Straps and Buckles
From below
From below

First Bag Project

About a year ago I embarked on a project that led me to the place we are in now.  I couldn’t buy the rugged leather bag that I wanted, so I decided to make one.  With only the simplest of hand tools, and some persistence, I was able to craft my bag. This is a brief overview of that process.
My tools and hardware (awl, needle/thread, rivets, hoops and clasps. Razor knife not shown).
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Cutting the hide for the main body of the bag.

All the pieces cut and laid out: strap, sides, hangers, and main body.
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Sides cut, hangers stitched on and loops riveted in.
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Bag all stitched together (minus front closures for lid).
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The finished product.  A little larger than expected.
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The same bag a year later.
A clear wax finish rubbed into the leather did not change the colour.The patina comes as a result of use and exposure to the sun.

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