Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Friday, February 18, 2011

Money Bag....

Made this bag a while back as a prototype and was originally made for my iPad, but it ended up being too small (oops!)...I used the thinnest veg-tanned leather I have in my inventory for lightness and texture.

The strap is constructed from scrap leather that I have lying around, which is handy, I only need to seal the flesh side for cleaner presentation.

I also experimented with different type of stitching. I found that saddle stitch doesn't work well with thinner leather across long surface, it buckled the leather. The cross stitch on the other hand is perfect since it spread the tension across the surface of the leather. I implemented this finding on the 'Shoe-Box' bag, perfected it by making the stitching space smaller.

Two piece rivets was used (I haven't discovered Copper rivet yet), quick and easy to apply, also looks great on the bag.

Why the 'Money Bag' name? Earlier this week, me and my wife 'pop' open Kenny (our piggy bank). We ended up with lots of coins and was wondering what will be the best way to transport it to the bank. Plastic bag is no good, she didn't want to use one of her bag either in case it can't take the weight. We can use the 'Shoe-Box' but it was too big, then I remembered I made a smaller bag that will be perfect for the task.

We loaded up the bag with the coins, everything fits nicely and the weight didn't seem to bother the bag (3Kg worth of coins). It actually looks better with all that weight in the bag, looks more organic. Now the wife is claiming the bag to be hers, she really like using it after the bank trip.

Here's the obligatory pictures:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dreaming of Leather...

Leave it to Italian to design a sexy interior for a car. I've always admired the interior of an Italian car, be it an Alfa, Lamborghini, Ferrari or Maserati. They all share a common ground, elegant and sophisticated.

One Italian car manufacturer take this to the next level, in my opinion they have created the sexiest interior a car can have, very exotic and elegant at the same time, rare combination.

The car manufacturer is none other than Pagani. What they did with the Zonda is mind blowing, but in the case with Huayra, it's just out of this world. Well, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

I know what I'll dream of tonight...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

A touch of leather

We picked up a new car recently. It's a VW Tiguan, looks and drives beautifully.

I'm adding some Ped's & Ro touch for the car.

Starting with the key chain, naturally...

Next up is the handle grab, nice little thing to start the project.

Getting ready to stich

I'm utilising cross stitching method for look and strength

Final step is casing the leather with hot water, hopefully it will shrink to a nice snug fit

I'll be keeping an eye on how the leather holding up. It should develop a nice patina quite quickly due to the environment it resides. I have other ideas where to put leather accent in the car, watch this space!!