Making leather items by hand
Unlike the standard models that are cut by plotter, bespoke items are cut by hand. We use patterns to draw contours of soon-to-be case details. After that we cut drawn details with medical scalpel.
Then, the edges of some details are bevelled that make them more beautiful and pleasant to touch.
We use ruler to mark prospective stitch holes each 5 mm. It is essential at this stage to have the same number of holes of sewing details.
After that, we use hand-punch to make holes. One case has approximately 2000 stitch holes.
The thickness of leather is 3-4 mm. It is too excessive for some details that require more flexibility. That is why we use special tool to cut off a leather layer from the opposite side.
Afterwards the edges are polished with wooden disk and dyed by hand. This process requires great precision to make the layer of paint smooth and to avoid drips.
Ready details are treated with balsam that softens the leather, helps waterproof and adds gentle shine. During life cycle, we recommend to repeat the procedure regularly.
When every detail is ready, it is time for the most time-consuming process - stitching that takes approximately 16 hours.
The details are sewn by hand. It is not just a tribute to old-fashion technologies; it is also a way to increase the product life because hand stitch is stronger than a machine one.
Usually the entire process of making a briefcase takes around a week.