KarlovaDesign

Leather craft patterns

Guatemala City, Guatemala
1,927 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Marina Kárlova

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About KarlovaDesign

Sales 1,927
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Passion for designing leather goods

I had been a graphic designer since 1998, but always had this passion for leather and always wanted to start creating something for the real world. When I got my little chi Bonny (on the store avatar) I couldn't find stuff for her, like harnesses or carriers, because she was too damn tiny. So I started making everything myself and got totally carried away.

At first I was just making bags for sale, but then I found out that the most exciting part for me is inventing new designs and building first prototypes. So I thought, maybe being the leather craft designer is my true calling. I started creating patterns in Adobe Illustrator and since then I am probably one of the happiest people in the world. I love working with other leather crafters, seeing my designs brought to life by other people, and sketching new ideas.

In 2020, won the Best Bag Designer award at British Fashion Festival, which was quite a surprise and gave me a warm fuzzy feeling of being recognized by the fashion industry.

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  • Marina Kárlova

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi there! I love making new things out of leather, and this is my passion since 2016. I love seeing my designs made by others, it's like sharing the magic!

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can I sew these patterns on a machine?

Most of the times, I don’t think so. For some patterns this is, probably, doable, if you have a cobbler.

Are the holes marked on the patterns?

Yes they are, for 5mm stitching irons. Micro Satchel pattern is the only one that does not have holes, just stitching lines.
Unlike most other patters from other designers, I make hole marks in the shape of dots, not circles. For me this makes it easier to gain more precision when punching them. However they can be a bit hard to see through the tape. I use transparent scotch tape or just cut the paper pattern outside of the contour and tape the margins.

I can't print the test page correctly, it comes out trimmed 😭

Check your printer settings. If it is in Portrait mode, change to Auto, it should solve the problem. If it doesn't work or you don't see this setting, download free Acrobat Reader and print from there with the Auto orientation setting. https://get.adobe.com/reader/

I found a bug in a pattern, something seems off / wrong / weird!

Send me a message. Sometimes (cause we are all human beings and I am too) mistakes do happen, although I try my best to double check everything and keep the patterns bug free. If you find a real bug in a pattern and report it to me, you get a free pattern of your choice from my store.