Frankenstein Weekender Duffle
I was super fortunate during the pandemic to find myself doing a bunch of leatherwork, one of which was a duffle bag project for a homie. One of the first things I ever made for myself was a weekender bag. My friend would always comment on it anytime we did a board trip or weekend getaway together, so as time went on he would buy clothes and suggest ideas for things I could make for him.
Side note: I just want to say how grateful I am for my circle of friends and support system around me. The biggest thing I’ve taken from this entrepreneurship journey, is yes things are busy, endless and super hectic but it’s important to make time when you can to invest in the relationships around you. I’d be lost if it wasn’t for my friends. For anyone following a similar path, trust me, it’s worth the sacrifice of work to spend time with the people that know you the most.
The conversation with my homie eventually circled back to making him a bag, which was great because I’d been wanting to update my weekender for a while. Seeing as it was one of my first designs, the pattern could use some serious work…