The last little details, the last little steps before the end. I love the assembly steps but the satisfaction of seeing the finished accessory is an incomparable feeling. A mixture of satisfaction, pride, a feeling of "mission accomplished".
It is difficult to say exactly when I will feel this feeling since it changes moment according to the situation. For some bags that are more difficult to make and where the margin of error is very small, this is when the assembly is finished. For other accessories, it's when I put the cardboard label with the name of the style on it. But between the two, there are still lots of micro steps to finalize everything; install the last rivets, make sure that all the threads are well burned, that all the seams are well sewn and that all the rivets are well laid, clean the accessory of all the small fibers of fabrics and leather, clean the edges dye and attach the shoulder straps if necessary.
From the first cut to the fitting of the label, I apply myself to putting as much effort, thoroughness and rigor on each gesture. I only do small series, it allows me to easily keep control over the quality and reduce surpluses at the end of the seasons. And when a customer becomes the owner of a bag, she knows that there will only be a few similar.
I am a curious person, I like to understand the why, the how. I wrote this series of texts for people like me, the curious who want to understand how an accessory for leather goods is made, why I made such and such a choice. And also to help ask the right questions to better choose a quality accessory!
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