Sergio Sevilla - Sergio Sevilla Design

Finalist of the The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag


2018 Finalist Sergio Sevilla Sergio Sevilla Design


How are your bags made?
This bag was designed and hand-made by Sergio Sevilla. The process of making this bag started by selecting high quality leather, making the pattern and cutting the pieces by hand. The accordion pieces where split using a splitter machine. Then they where glued and laminated with the lining leather. Each side panel of the accordion gusset was stitched and then edge painted by hand. Four coats of edge painting in order for the paint to look like it was made in production. The front logo of the double S was laser edged. The front, bottom and back panel where also splitted and laminated. Every piece was stitched using a Mauser sewing machine and the back was finished with a final coat of edge paint.

What is the primary material used?
Italian Leather

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

What is your design inspiration?
Most designers concentrate their efforts in designing the front and back panel of the bags. The whole inspiration for this bag was how can we bring attention to the gusset and make it the master piece of the bag. I decided to mix both accordion construction inspired by bellows, with an inset gusset construction. The idea was to create a new construction that hasn't been seen.

What sewing machine do you use to make your bags? How long have you had it?
Mauser sewing machine

Have you ever sewn with or used an industrial sewing machine? If not, how do you sew with leather?
Yes I have used an industrial sewing machine and I have also stitched leather by hand.

Bag Description
Sergio Sevilla Design, "Irene", Shoulder Bag, Italian Leather, $ 450

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