How to Re-create a Vintage Modernist Bag
This is the bag I bought recently at a local vintage shop. I thought it was a bag from the 1980s. The handcrafted look turned out to be a design conceit. It proved to be a well-made bag.
Since it appeared to be such a simple bag, I didn't really get a good understanding of what I'd bought until I got it back to my studio.
Sadly, it was in rough condition. I was able to clean the leather with saddle soap and condition it with mink oil, so it at least looks somewhat acceptable.
Posted on Jul 30th, 2013 in sewing, design, online extras, patterns, vintage bag