miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2009

The first prototype.

It is funny (yet not quite romantic) to think the first sketch of a laptop bag I ever drew was made with Adobe Illustrator, but it is also symbolic: my laptop's new outfit was designed thanks to my laptop.

I was taking a sewing class with Ruth at l'Atelier del Raval in Barcelona. When she saw my sketch she kind of made fun of me but we both quickly got down to work seriously. We made the patterns and thought about a realistic way to make a strong and resistant but beautiful and feminine laptop bag.
The fabric sourcing at Nunoya store was crucial. I got just the right type of fabric--a strong tapestry cloth with a black & white flower pattern design which would wear well and continue to look clean after months and years of use. Also, Ruth had some great padded fabric which was originally used to make car seats, and it turned out to be the perfect lining for the bags!
After a couple of sewing sessions (and many extra hours of work by Ruth!), Ruth and I got my laptop bag ready without really thinking that it was to be the first prototype of a whole line!

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