Saturday, October 09, 2010

Make me a leather bag

I've been trying to find somebody to make me a simple leather bag to hold my iPad and Apple Wireless keyboard (together they are about 20x30x4 centimeters). It's surprisingly hard. Does anybody know anybody who does that?

Update:
Right now I'm considering this. I think it will just fit the keyboard also, which is only 4cm longer than the iPad. I already have a Crumpler carrier bag, a bigger one, and I really like it. Strong and very useful.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Saturday, October 09, 2010   8 comments links to this post

8 Comments:

At 9 Oct 2010 19:49:00, Blogger Alex said...

Get thee to a folk festival, they have leather craftsmen there who make custom order.

In your area I would expect there to be leather worker at The Pendle Witches, it's that sort of place. Maybe in the Royal Exchange Manchester. Somewhere touristy rather than affluent.

Have you considered a saddle maker? They may know how to do that, or you may find an adventurous upholsterer.

Just did a quick web search and found one in Chester, from leatherworker.net. See, tourist town.

I wonder if Afflecks Palace is still in Manchester. It was a bazaar, with alternate clothing merchants and record shops. Again, the web seems to think it is. No leather that I could see, but some rubber ;-) oo-er missus.

 
At 9 Oct 2010 19:49:00, Blogger Alex said...

I miss Manchester, looks like some of it is still as it was.

 
At 9 Oct 2010 20:10:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks. I'll try those.

I found *one* UK saddle maker/leather smith, and he told that he has an 8-month que of work, and that he does not know of anybody else in the country.

 
At 12 Oct 2010 21:27:00, Anonymous Miserere said...

This is almost what you want:

http://www.skytoptrading.com/caforapip.html

Maybe contact them and ask if they're planning one with space for a keyboard.

 
At 12 Oct 2010 21:34:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks. Does look nice.

I did find a non-leather one with space for the keyboard.
http://thurly.net/05uy

 
At 12 Oct 2010 21:40:00, Blogger eolake said...

(Durn, I thought this was the one which had a take-off strap.)

 
At 12 Oct 2010 21:42:00, Blogger eolake said...

Oh, it does, for a bit extra. You'd think they'd mention this a bit more visibly. Makes quite a difference for its use.

 
At 12 Oct 2010 21:54:00, Blogger eolake said...

Or this one
http://thurly.net/05v0
More expensive, but OK, so would a custom made one have been.

These guys make so many sleeves and bags! Hard to choose.

 

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