My first custom project. I was asked to take this vintage briefcase (above) and add an adjustable shoulder strap.
I was afraid to structurally attach the strap to the existing bag because the leather was so dry. Instead I wrapped leather underneath the briefcase with adequate cut outs for the brass feet on the bottom.
This was also my first leather dye job. I used vegetable tanned leather with a combination of olive oil and drops of leather dye. Brass hardware + hand-sewn stitching.
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