I wanted to create a blog post regarding the process of how my straps are made. Not getting too detailed with measurments and such. More so just the emphasis on craftsmanship that our product embodies.
From the pattern making, to the skiving, selected thread thickness, non stretch reinforcement, folding, etc. For such a tiny, petite product, a hell of a lot of work goes into making it look effortless. There is no one feature you can choose to put less of an effort into, because anything you do skimp out on will stick out like a sore thumb.
Here are some photos beneath showing some of the making process of these straps.
Exterior, Reinforcement, Keepers and Lining.
Mark the parts needed to be skived to avoid excess bulk, alongside areas to be folded and glued up too.
Skiving where the Lining and Exterior Marry.
Custom Cutting Forme for the 22mm width of the Apple Watches Strap Lugs. Enabling the perfect cut, hole placement and strap point.
Blue Museum Calf hand sewing using 0.45mm thread.
Cutting Forme for Keepers as you can't afford any margin of error when it comes to proportions. It might seem excessive to have a die for a tiny piece, but when you want to seperate the wheat from the chaff, you need to be the wheat.
Left to Right; Brown Buttero, Gold Alran Chevrè, Black Epsom Calf, Fauve Baranil.
More to come!