Tatum Diamond - Tatum Diamond London

Finalist of the The Brother Best Handmade Handbag

South Africa

2019 Finalist Tatum Diamond Tatum Diamond London


How are your bags made?
Sewing machine - I select my leather from a London leather supplier and hand cut it using a pattern that I designed. Once the leather has been cut, I line the 'Diamond' motif and recut to size giving it a clean edge, before sewing the edges to ensure the lining stays in place. The Diamond is then sewn onto the unlined body of the bag before the gussets are added and the bag is sewn together.

What is the primary material used?
Veg tanned natural grain leather

Do you make all of your own bags? If not, please explain who helps you make your bags.

What is your design inspiration? Are there Instagram accounts that you follow for inspiration?
I wanted to design and make beautiful bags that generated minimal waste.

What sewing machine do you use to make your bags? How long have you had it?
Tysew TY-3600-C-1

Have you ever sewn with or used an industrial sewing machine? If not, how do you sew with leather?
Yes, my current machine is a cylinder arm industrial sewing machine. I do occasionally hand sew my leather

Bag Description
Tatum Diamond London, Whitley Style, tan and black vegetable tanned leather, $346

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