JAVA Image
Thinking of the holidays? A pre-order made by October 31st guarantees we can handmake the bag for you and deliver it by December 15th! Questions on availability? Write to

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: