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Vintage furniture restoration of chests, boxes and trunks by Scaramanga

Vintage furniture restoration of chests, boxes and trunks by Scaramanga

STEP 8 – TOOL STORAGE - Each bag is then carefully checked and is ready for delivery, and all the tools needed to make a traditional leather satchel are stored away beneath each craftsman’s worktop.

STEP 8 – TOOL STORAGE - Each bag is then carefully checked and is ready for delivery, and all the tools needed to make a traditional leather satchel are stored away beneath each craftsman’s worktop.

STEP 6 – STITCH PIPING - Our traditional satchel’s edges are made with piping giving each bag a more finished look.

STEP 6 – STITCH PIPING - Our traditional satchel’s edges are made with piping giving each bag a more finished look.

STEP 5 CUT & SEW LINING - Our satchels are lined with a hard wearing green/blue cotton fabric. The lining is cut to the same size as the leather pieces, and a light adhesive is used to position the lining over the leather.

STEP 5 CUT & SEW LINING - Our satchels are lined with a hard wearing green/blue cotton fabric. The lining is cut to the same size as the leather pieces, and a light adhesive is used to position the lining over the leather.

Antique Wooden Chest Restoration By Master Craftsman | http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/antique-wooden-chest-restoration/

Antique Wooden Chest Restoration By Master Craftsman | http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/antique-wooden-chest-restoration/

Antique Wooden Chest Restoration By Master Craftsman | http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/antique-wooden-chest-restoration/

Antique Wooden Chest Restoration By Master Craftsman | http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/antique-wooden-chest-restoration/

STEP 4 JUNIOR MAKER PREPARATION - The hide is then passed to the skilled bag makers, arranged in small teams of four to five. An apprentice can expect to practise his work for several years before becoming a senior craftsman, due to the highly skilled nature of the work. This small team is responsible for the entire process of making each bag;

STEP 4 JUNIOR MAKER PREPARATION - The hide is then passed to the skilled bag makers, arranged in small teams of four to five. An apprentice can expect to practise his work for several years before becoming a senior craftsman, due to the highly skilled nature of the work. This small team is responsible for the entire process of making each bag;

STEP 7 – At the same time the two small front buckles, small flap straps and shoulder strap are stitched. For extra strength and durability, each strap is made from    double thickness leather. Front flap straps are finished with a classic double cable stitch, using a tough nylon thread for a great vintage appearance.

STEP 7 – At the same time the two small front buckles, small flap straps and shoulder strap are stitched. For extra strength and durability, each strap is made from double thickness leather. Front flap straps are finished with a classic double cable stitch, using a tough nylon thread for a great vintage appearance.


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STEP 8 – TOOL STORAGE - Each bag is then carefully checked and is ready for delivery, and all the tools needed to make a traditional leather satchel are stored away beneath each craftsman’s worktop.

STEP 8 – TOOL STORAGE - Each bag is then carefully checked and is ready for delivery, and all the tools needed to make a traditional leather satchel are stored away beneath each craftsman’s worktop.

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

STEP 9 – FINISHED LEATHER SATCHEL - The 9-inch leather satchel being made in the images was made by 40-year-old Alam. He has been making Scaramanga satchels for several years, and has over 22 years leather-working experience. Alam started as an apprentice and is now the most experienced leather craftsman, managing several small teams making the most complicated Scaramanga bags, including our vintage flight bags and Overlanders.

STEP 9 – FINISHED LEATHER SATCHEL - The 9-inch leather satchel being made in the images was made by 40-year-old Alam. He has been making Scaramanga satchels for several years, and has over 22 years leather-working experience. Alam started as an apprentice and is now the most experienced leather craftsman, managing several small teams making the most complicated Scaramanga bags, including our vintage flight bags and Overlanders.

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

Scaramanga’s Vintage Furniture Buying Trip (part one) | https://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/Fashion-and-Furniture-Blog/scaramangas-vintage-furniture-buying-trip-part-one/

STEP 5 CUT & SEW LINING - Our satchels are lined with a hard wearing green/blue cotton fabric. The lining is cut to the same size as the leather pieces, and a light adhesive is used to position the lining over the leather.

STEP 5 CUT & SEW LINING - Our satchels are lined with a hard wearing green/blue cotton fabric. The lining is cut to the same size as the leather pieces, and a light adhesive is used to position the lining over the leather.

Update an old armoire or TV cabinet (be on the lookout at yard sales & thrift stores) to make a great looking storage cabinet for your craft supplies!

Update an old armoire or TV cabinet (be on the lookout at yard sales & thrift stores) to make a great looking storage cabinet for your craft supplies!

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