Well here we go....another Sadie bag made! This time, it was a custom order very much to our liking; a Hair-on-hide 'Sadie'. Now I was especially excited for this undertaking. I had tried to make a very similar bag in hair-on-hide in the past before I came up with the 'Sadie" design. It would collapse and needed reinforcement. I ended up lining it with leather that was much thicker than lining leather and make an overpriced product which made a beautiful bag but if I was going to do a bag like that again I needed to purchase lining leather. So when we were contacted to make a 'Sadie' in Hair-on-hide I knew I would have a chance again. Ben and I immediately picked out and ordered some liner. Once it arrived on our doorstep I took it inside and went straight to work cutting it out. There was a significant amount more stitching on this bag. And if you know anything about Beargrass Leather, you know we pride ourselves in our hand stitching. No shortcuts. No machines. This was a lot of work, but so rewarding. I was very pleased with the end result.
As I was putting the final touches on it there was a car sitting across the road that I really wanted to photograph it with. It was a vintage chocolate brown fiat convertible which seems all to appropriate for our client whom comes from this countries birthplace of automobiles: Michigan. To my dismay the car left when I wasn't looking. So I'll just let you imagine this bag sitting on the passenger seat while you drive down highway 93 looking out over Flathead Lake with the wind in your hair.