• Sewing the Working Tote

    By Lotuff Leather

     

    The methodical and precise sound of a sewing machine is oddly calming.

    It is one of those steps that looks as if it can be done in an auto-pilot state of mind. But it is actually a job requiring incredibly skill and a deep knowledge of the machine and its relationship to the person. In order to perfectly sew a bag, one must know the machine's personality - its strengths, weaknesses, and quirks.

    Perhaps it is this level of intimacy - a result of such precision and perfection along with the constant uniformity of the sound - that makes it so calming:

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