I was asked to make a wrap lined in red suede after some discussions we decided to use some Italian pre dyed leather I had purchased recently.
After confirming the sizes and number of pens to be carried I started drawing up an outline of the wrap.
This is my first idea of how the end result would look.
The pencil lines are difficult to see but I transferred the marks from the card onto the suede.
After sorting the back panel I started to make the piece that would form the pen loops.
I then started joining the two pieces together having first marked and punched the stitching holes before starting. the first line of stitching was a little wonky but as it was going to be covered later I left it as it was.
As all of the holes were there I just stitched it all along
Eventually I got to this point all of the pen slots stitched.
I did a trial fit of pens just to make sure I was on the right track
I wanted side panels in the same leather as the outer cover
I stitched the end panels in place here you can see the front piece with the rear panel and its liner.
This wrap is going to have a centre pocket which will allow paper to be stored.
Once the back panel was lined and I had formed the flap as part of it I stitched everything together.
As I was stitching the front and rear panels together I made the strap and stitched it in place at the same time. I also added the closure stud the back of which is hidden inside.
All stitching complete ready to trim the bottom