Finished my personal briefcase (above). It was nice to not have to send it right to a customer as soon as it was done. This was the first time I’ve logged the time spent working on one bag; it took roughly 25 hours to complete. I’d like to get it below 20 in the future, which I think is possible.
+ English Bridle leather; 6 oz. for body, 14 oz. for straps
+ Solid brass hardware
+ Waxed Irish linen thread
+ Hand stitched seams
+ Business card/ID holder, pen slots, interior patch pocket (to carry only the essentials, such as Mast Brothers Chili Peppers chocolate bars)
+ Exterior sleeve on back
+ 12” x 16” x 6”
*Please excuse the poor photo quality, cheesy “modern” hotel room furniture and wall paper; I didn’t have a chance to shoot this before I went away on business.