I could watch leather bag making videos all day. Here are two recent finds from Dior and Camille Fournet. It’s nice to see the different variations on a technique and the many ways to make a luxury good.
Making of Dior Mini “BE DIOR” Leather Bag
A multi-part construction with corded edges turning the bag and then adding an insert. Notice the final hardware assembly with gloves to avoid fingerprints on the finish.
Haute Maroquinerie (Camille Fournet)
They spend a full minute of the short video covering the leather selection process including determining the direction of the stretch and finding defects. There are also some nice, albeit short, detailed shots on handle construction.
Making of Ettinger Pinstripe Card Case
A good look at how thin wallet components can be made when making a multi-pocket piece. I love the speed and precision of the woman’s work as she puts it together.