Rolf Messenger

How they are made – Craftsmanship

Welcome, if you are here then maybe you are interested in how things are made in leather?

Of course it’s a broad topic and cannot be explained in few minutes but let we introduce you to the fine art of leather-working in our pelletteria.
You will be able to see tools of the trade and witness the traditional art of hand-sewing and leather fabricating following methods that have been used by skilled Italian leather smiths for hundred of years.

Below you can see some of my works, each item has an automatic slider which shows the progression of the item as it is made.

So choose your favourite one, relax and enjoy this “making of” ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Accessories – Leatherman Punches Holder – how it’s made

Accessories – Leatherman Punches Holder – how it’s made
"Small things can make the big difference" In this case, very small tools are absolutely necessary. When we come to talk about handsewing many things differ from the machine-lock stitching. Handsewing needs the holes to be punched first and the craftsman needs to organize the tools to make them! 100% handmade in our shop in...

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Accessories – Belt Tool Holders – How they are made

Accessories – Belt Tool Holders – How they are made
A custom made work.. Looks simple! But we wanted to complicate things writing an Excel program to calculate the leather needed depending on the object's dimensions ๐Ÿ™‚ Entirely made in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Handbags – Flashy Placid – how it’s made

Handbags – Flashy Placid – how it’s made
Flashy Placid - how it's made "Those who may seem placid from the outside.. can be quite flashy inside." Beautiful, functional, 100% handsewn in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Handbags – Mana – How it’s made

Handbags – Mana – How it’s made
Manaย  - how it's made .. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚ Everything starts from just 2 pieces ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Handbags – Nightwave – How it’s made

Handbags – Nightwave – How it’s made
The evening bag "Nightwave".. let's see how it was made with this gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Handbags – Starlight – how it’s made

Handbags – Starlight – how it’s made
Starlightย  - how it's made .. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Handbags – Stella Nera – how it’s made

Handbags – Stella Nera – how it’s made
Stella Neraย  - how it's made .. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Laptop Bags – Handsewn Rolf Messenger – how it’s made

Laptop Bags – Handsewn Rolf Messenger – how it’s made
Handsewn Rolf Messenger - how it's made A 3-week job to get this unique laptop bag! Messenger type, 100% hand-cut and handsewn in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Bag/Backpack – Folderpack – how it’s made

Bag/Backpack – Folderpack – how it’s made
This is "Folderpack - how it's made". Hope you'll enjoy this slideshow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bracelets – Grey and Red Ostrich+Croco – how it’s made

Bracelets – Grey and Red Ostrich+Croco – how it’s made
Grey and Red Ostrich+Croco This time we opted for a 2-color stitching, when we have Ostrich and Crocodile.. And a red edge, matching the crocodile color ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy the show!

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Bracelets – Handsewn Reversible Real Ostrich – how it’s made

Bracelets – Handsewn Reversible Real Ostrich – how it’s made
Reversible Real Ostrich - how it's made Enjoy the show!

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Armbands – Gri gri – How it’s made

Armbands – Gri gri – How it’s made
The Gri gri (or gris gris) armband is a Voodoo talisman, usually created by magicians in order to protect the owner, keeping him safe and attracting the good luck. So, for this time.. let's say we've stolen a magician's job.. Custom made, 100% hand-cut and handsewn in our shop in Florence! Enjoy the show!

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Belts – Country Spike – how it’s made

Belts – Country Spike – how it’s made
This is "Country Spike - how it's made". Hope you'll enjoy this slideshow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Belts – CrocoScar – How it’s made

Belts – CrocoScar – How it’s made
"CrocoScar" - how it's made.. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Belts – Deep Sea – How it’s made

Belts – Deep Sea – How it’s made
Deep Sea - how it's made .. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Belts – Dragon Twister – how it’s made

Belts – Dragon Twister – how it’s made
The second experiment with no-buckle belts was named Dragon Twister.. Handsewn with hand-cut, 4 needles handsewn final. The dragon's head fits perfectly between the cufflinks. Handmade in our shop. Enjoy the show!

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Belts – Just a Bite – How it’s made

Belts – Just a Bite – How it’s made
Another "no-buckle-belt" creation, "Just a Bite" recalls a Snake's head. The eye has been strengthened to fit exactly with the cufflink. Hand-cut final and handsewn here in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Belts – Lion Strike – How it’s made

Belts – Lion Strike – How it’s made
Lion Strikeย  - how it's made .. let's see more in-depth with this little gallery ๐Ÿ™‚

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Belts – Genuine Leather Minimalist Belt – How it’s made

Belts – Genuine Leather Minimalist Belt – How it’s made
What happens if we hand-cut a wide Genuine Leather strip? ..a minimalist belt! Entirely made in our shop!

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Belts – Purple Braid – How it’s made

Belts – Purple Braid – How it’s made
This is "Purple Braid- how it's made". Hope you'll enjoy this slideshow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Belts – Skyline – How it’s made

Belts – Skyline – How it’s made
Skyline - How it's made Hand-cut finishes, 100% handsewn in our shop in Florence! Enjoy the show! ..and if you are considering to buy it.. followย this link!

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Belts – Sudden Darkness – How it’s made

Belts – Sudden Darkness – How it’s made
Made with just a strip of leather, handstitched in two alternated colors, studded, no buckle belt.. ..what else to say.. It was created in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Collars – Labrador Collar – How it’s made

Collars – Labrador Collar – How it’s made
Labrador Collar - How it's Made Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop! Genuine Leather, 100% Handmade! Enjoy the show!

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Collars – Pitbull collar – how it’s made

Collars – Pitbull collar – how it’s made
It's like a belt with some other complications.. 100% Handmade and handsewn in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Passport Holders – Family Passport Holder – How it’s made

Passport Holders – Family Passport Holder – How it’s made
Designed for a German family, it had to be capable of carrying 4 passports + cards.. Let's see how it was made with this gallery ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course..ย hand-cut and handsewn with 4-needles technique. Made in our shop in Florence. Enjoy the show!

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Passport holders – Passport Holder v2 – how it’s made

Passport holders – Passport Holder v2 – how it’s made
Created for the single person, the v2 version wraps the passport almost completely. Additional pocket for cards. Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop. Let's see how it's made with this gallery!

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Passport Holders – Passport Holder v3 – How it’s made

Passport Holders – Passport Holder v3 – How it’s made
Created for the single person, the v3 version makes it easier to remove the passport to show. Additional pocket for cards. Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop. Let's see how it's made with this gallery!

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Passport Holders – Total Black Passport Holder v3 – How it’s made

Passport Holders – Total Black Passport Holder v3 – How it’s made
Created for the single person, the v3 version makes it easier to remove the passport to show. Additional pocket for cards. Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop. Let's see how it's made with this gallery!

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Luggage Tags – Hand-cut luggage tags – how they were made

Luggage Tags – Hand-cut luggage tags – how they were made
A custom-made production of 6 pieces, hand-cut and handsewn in our shop,ย including a micro "belt-loop" ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the show!

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Card Holders – Python Card Holder – how it’s made

Card Holders – Python Card Holder – how it’s made
What to do if some friend gives you real python leather? A beautiful and simple hand-cut and handsewn card holder! For this one we used a 3mm pitch between holes, a challenge in precision ๐Ÿ™‚ Entirely made in our shop in Florence! (enjoy this show!)

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Various – Armband pencil holder – how it’s made

Various – Armband pencil holder – how it’s made
Designed for an artist, it had to be soft and small. And the idea came.. Enjoy the show!

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Various – Brush holder in a corset – how it’s made

Various – Brush holder in a corset – how it’s made
Creativity starts with unique ideas.. Genuine Leather brush holder in a corset, entirely made in our shop! Enjoy the show!

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Various – Door Card Holder – How it’s made

Various – Door Card Holder – How it’s made
Sometimes, to help all those who get stuck in front of a shop's display, we need to gently give a business card.. This is the most non-invasive way we found ๐Ÿ™‚ Hand-cut and handsewn in our shop! Enjoy the show..

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