This my friends is a very retro tool saddle bag to go with the fabulous Brooks saddle I gifted to P for Valentine's Day 2013.
Can we be perfectly clear here?
I really think this is quite an amazing feat. P has never attempted leatherwork or sewing before. He conceived of the idea, created the design from scratch (including drafting the pattern), sourced the leather and hardware, dyed and finished the leather himself, and then sewed it completely by hand. The man's talents are limitless.
He used a special little tool to create the holes for hand sewing, then painstakingly stitched for a few hours over 2 evenings. It's really tough on the hands!
He decided to keep the back simple and clean and cut slits to thread the fastening straps through.
So folks that's about it. Thanks for letting P highjack the blog for a bit, but I think you'll agree that this project needed to be
He has quite a bit of leather left and is in the process of designing an attache/laptop/iPad bag thingy. I seriously have to up my game.