Friday, December 16, 2016


December 16, 2016 2:32PM
Hey Everyone, just wanted to let you all know that I have been interning with a wonderful business and been learning a lot from a great supervisor for the past 3 in the half months. I am interning at Directive, a handcrafted leather bag business that sells awesome totes, clutches, wallets, and so much more. I started an Instagram page where you can follow what I do on a weekly basis at Directive and see the behind the scenes of how everything is made. Follow me on Instagram @bts.directive and while your at it follow the official Directive Instagram page @directivemade

(@bts.directive instagram feed)

The reason I started this internship is to fulfill credits to graduate, but also because I have always wanted to work with leather and I always wanted to know how to make a leather bag. I've always loved the look of leather and have incorporated it into some of my previous designs, but never really learn the correct way of designing with leather. So, Directive was the perfect place to get hands on work with leather and learn leather techniques.

The person behind Directive is my super layback supervisor, Jess Goehner. Jess is the founder and creator of Directive and has been in business since 2012. She is a one woman team, which I super respect and admire her dedication. I get to work one on one with Jess and get to reflect on her knowledge of leather making and business skills. I've learn everything from stamping to riveting and making leather straps to finishing edges. One thing I enjoy, but am also terrified of is working on the industrial sewing machine. Been wanting to use an industrial for a long time and finally got a chance to use and practice on one. Very scary at first with the sensitivity and speed of the presser foot, but I am a lot more comfortable with it now. My internship has been going well and I just finished my last day there. I am now in the works of creating my own leather bag and will definitely show you guys some process photos of my bag.

Those are just some pictures of what my bag will look like. The bag that is pink is just a simple mock-up of the bag with small white paper butterflies. My actual bag will be made out of black leather and will be covered with the little leather butterflies that I cut out. My overall bag design is a small cross body pouch bag with a front flap covered in butterflies.  I'm excited to finish it and will sure to post my final product in the near future. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing more, have an great day and God Bless! 

Here are some links to connect with Directive

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