My latest design is a bag that I designed for myself. My grandpa gave me this material which he had left over from when he recovered the seat of a chair. I knew I wanted to design a style around it right away and got to work.
I happened to have this burgundy leather that matched the color and really made the design of the material pop. I adapted a design element from another bag with an accent leather bottom piece that comes up along the sides to add stability to the slouchy material. I made one for myself quickly and then showed him on the next trip home. The twinkle in his eye and smile when he saw that bag was more than I could have ever asked for in return.
I find my inspiration through a lot of different ways. Frequently through architecture and other strong clothing designs. This time however it came from the heart. It will be a bag I cherish for a lifetime, as it will always remind me of my grandpa.
Currently available in Burgundy Leather at my Etsy Shop.