I started worked on this bucket bag for a Christmas present. Saffiano on the exterior, Epsom on the interior. Both are about 1,4mm (should’ve had the interior split, I know).
Now that the body is done minus a couple stitches on one side, tested the cinching with the threaded leather and the shape is totally wrong. The top should be closing inward, not pressing outward.
I believe the issue is that leather is too thick and perhaps too rigid, which is causing it to take on the shape it does when the cord is pulled tight.
@atelierpeternitz @Julien Danel and others: is there any way of saving this or should I cut my losses and start over with thinner, more malleable leather? I even took the grommets out to see if that was the issue, but the bag took on the same shape even without the grommets.
Any advice, insight, help would be appreciated. thanks!