Today I thought I'd share a bit about leather finishes and tanning processes from the book Handbag Designer 101: Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags. I really like working with leather lately. I use everything from scraps I scored at a purse factory that was moving to leather clothes I score at the thrift store. I also have a few purses that have some cool details that I might start thinking about re-purposing as the handles are pretty worn out on them.
If you like handbags and like designing and sewing them yourself then I bet you will love:
Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and spearheads the website www.handbagdesigner101.com. She designed the Yasmena bag that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores such as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's.