Stitch holes are punched and the positions of handles and closures are marked.
Panels that are to be moulded have their edges skived (scraped thinner) and a deep groove created on the reverse side, to allow the dampened edge to be folded up into shape.
Deep full-width grooves mark the final crease lines for the base which will be dampened then folded into position.
Magnetic closures are glued then stitched in place onto the bag's body and tab.
The tab and handles are then stitched on to the body.
Again the bag is held in position in a clam to enable saddle-stitching to be undertaken as before.
The stitch holes are carried through into the side panel edges by piercing through the line of holes punched down the side of the bag using an awl and the two edges are saddle-stitched together.
The completed bag is waxed and polished .