Ana Karina Serfaty - AKS

Finalist of the The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag


2017 Finalist Ana Karina Serfaty AKS


How are your bags made?
This bag is called The Pamela Bag, created with veg tan leather and veneer wood. This bag has a woven panel which was created with the veneer wood and the rest of the bag was created with the veg tan leather. It has a top handle, and a long strap which can be attached to the back of the bag with hooks. This bag was both hand stitch and machine stitch.

What is the primary material used?
Veg tanned leather.

Do you make all of your own bags? If not, please explain who helps you make your bags.
Yes, I start sketching, then i create a pattern, mock up and final design.

What is your design inspiration?
For this bag i was inspired by Nature, so this is why i decided to incorporate veneer wood to create the woven panel as a representation of trees, and the fringes as an inspiration for the rain.

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

Have you ever sewn with or used an industrial sewing machine? If not, how do you sew with leather?
Yes, at school

Bag Description
The Pamela bag. Materials: veg tanned leather and veneer wood. Handle: Top handle and long strap (over the shoulder) Hardware: D rings, Hooks.

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