How to Make a Handbag: part 1 – Hand Cutting

We’re currently into production of the 2nd lot of my limited edition Queen B bags and as I mentioned in an earlier post, each bag is being individually cut and handmade, so I thought I’d show the workshop making the new bags in stages.

Cutting Queen B 608

Here’s the cutting table with Kumar’s assistants picking out the very best part of the skins to cut the body of the bag and the handles.

We are totally hand making these in small quantities so we haven’t had the steel cutting dies made for this design. As you can see in the photo, the leather is going to be hand cut with a scalpel around a card pattern – one piece at a time. It’s a different method than the one employed by our cutter, Narashiman when he has 100’s or 1000’s of wallets and purses to cut out!

In another post, coming soon – stage 2 in the birth of a new Queen B bag.

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2 Responses to How to Make a Handbag: part 1 – Hand Cutting
  1. Sherry Bevan
    July 29, 2016 | 7:37 pm

    I love to see behind the scenes!

    • Shona Easton
      July 29, 2016 | 11:46 pm

      Oh, thanks for saying that, Sherry 🙂 It’s good to know people care.