Inspired by Indiana Jones Bag,
(yet looking nothing like it!) this was designed for a colleague who could not find the bag he wanted.
Made from a honey coloured softee cowside and heavyweight brass hardware, this bag would meet all of Cess's requirements.
The Barking Rooster Patch on the front flap was stitched through to provide the fitting for the billet strap.
A little design touch was the addition of an extra brass ring on each side, just in case Cess decided to hang some extra stuff from his bag, such as a bed roll !!
This shows the bit I was least happy with - a slight miscalculation meant the flap at the back was stitched into place slightly out of line and off centre.
The leather was doubled up for the flap, to give a neater finish and a little more rigidity and protection for the bag.
The surface treatment was a couple of layers of resolene, resulting in exactly the shade I wanted, and also the right amount of distressed…we didn't want the bag to look brand new.
I found a lovely thick russet coloured suede for lining the interior.
An extra pocket was created by folding the suede and back on itself and was intended for holding smaller items, but was large enough to hold an iPad with ease!
Cess was delighted with his Man Bag!
"The Indy" Manbag
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